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Why Do You Work for Free?
More likely than not, your employer makes you work long and hard hours, and does not appreciate how hard you work for them. Your hard work contributes to the success of their business, makes your employers richer, yet they do not appreciate you. Your employers know the labor laws better than you. They know they can be severely punished if you took action against them, yet they still exploit you and not pay you overtime wages.
In California, the labor laws were made to protect you, the employee. Most employees are entitled to receive overtime wages even if they receive a salary, and even if their employers call them “managers” or “independent contractors.” Millions of employees are owed money by their employers and they don’t even know it. Your employer may tell you you are not entitled to overtime because you are a “manager” but you do not perform manager duties and do not get paid the manager wages. And, your employer forces you to work 50, 60, even 70 hour weeks, and tells you that you shouldn’t get overtime because you get paid a salary. No matter what, you should be paid overtime wages for your extra work if you are entitled to overtime wages.
If you work in a restaurant, auto repair shop, office, or even as a maid, our experience is that there is a high chance that you have earned more under the law than your employer has paid to you.
We have helped many employees in your situation. And, we have achieved excellent results for employees, regardless of immigration status. More importantly, because we are also immigration lawyers, we known how to best protect your interests and still recover your unpaid wages, commissions, and vacation pay. Please remember that every case is different, and no warranties can be made about the outcome of your case.
Consult with us, and we will see if you are entitled to recover money you have worked for. Your consultation with us is free and completely confidential. Employers who consult with our firm must pay a consultation fee.
We understand that your financial situation would usually prevent you from hiring a lawyer. No money is paid by an Employee up front to us. Because we ask your Employer to pay our fees, we try to maximize your recovery. If we don’t recover, we don’t get paid.
Thomas M. Lee also represents Employers – successfully defending them from dishonest claims and protecting them with compliant employee handbooks setting forth all of the policies mandated by law, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, and other mandatory notices which must be given to and signed by all employees. One of the primary reasons why Thomas M. Lee has been so successful in pursuing wage and hour claims against employers is that many employers are often ignorant of California’s complex employment laws. Put simply, a good defense requires knowledge of a good offense. Let us help you protect your business before a claim or lawsuit is filed.
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