We File Unpaid Wage Claims in California
Each day, it is likely that thousands of employees in California are denied wages lawfully owed them and will have no choice but to file a wage claim. Sometimes their employers do so unwittingly, but the vast majority know what they are doing. They figure that the non-payment of wages is a very effective way of cutting costs. This is especially true in a down economy.
Luckily for California employees, the law allows employees who are owed wages to reclaim the money owed them. Strauss & Strauss, APC and its California wage claim lawyers know these laws very well. The vast majority of our practice is dedicated to recovering wages owed to California employees by their employer or ex-employer. Examples of the types of wage claims that Strauss & Strauss handle are:
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid minimum wages
- Unpaid doubletime
- Unpaid commissions
- Denied meal periods (i.e., lunch breaks)
- Denied rest periods (i.e., rest breaks)
- Unpaid accrued vacation pay
- Unreimbursed mileage
- Unreimbursed business expenses
- Misclassification as exempt
- Misclassification as independent contractor
Browse this site to find out more about the process of collecting wages owed. You will learn the pros and cons of filing a wage claim yourself versus hiring an attorney to do so. You will also learn why you may want to file your claim for unpaid wages in civil court instead of with the California Labor Commissioner.
Also, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section, which consists of hundreds of pages of questions and answers related to filing claims for unpaid wages in California, whether before the Labor Commissioner or in civil court.
Wage-Claims.com is a service of California-licensed employment lawyers at Strauss & Strauss. This site is not affiliated with the California Labor Commissioner.
Our lawyers provide free consultations. We can handle your case on a contingency basis or hourly — it’s up to you. If we take the case on a contingency fee basis, we will not charge you any amounts for attorney’s fees unless and until we obtain a recovery on your behalf.