Representing Workers In Wage And Hour Disputes
In November 2014, San Francisco voters approved an increase in the minimum wage to $11.05 effective Jan. 1, 2015. That will increase to $13 on July 1, 2016, and increase again by $1 each subsequent July 1. Some states allow service industry workers, such as waiters and taxi drivers, to receive less than minimum wage because they also receive tips. California law, however, requires all employees to receive the minimum wage no matter what job they hold.
The wage increases are intended to address the rising income inequality in the Bay Area and the difficulty that many longtime residents are having keeping pace with the rising cost of living. Despite the new law, companies continue to take advantage of workers by paying them below minimum wage, forcing them to work off the clock or work overtime without proper compensation. In addition, many workers are not provided the work breaks that are required by federal employment laws.
Wage and hour disputes generally affect workers who are already living on tight budgets. We accept these cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will only pay an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery for you.
We represent workers in a wide range of wage and hour disputes, including:
- Minimum wage violations
- Unpaid overtime
- Misclassification as an independent contractor or having an exempt position
- Not receiving proper meal and rest breaks
Our Attorneys Stand Up For Your Rights
Hanna Leung, Professional Law Corporation, represents workers throughout the Bay Area in wage and hour disputes. If your employer is not following local, state and federal laws regarding wages, work breaks and other employment conditions, we will pursue back pay and penalties on your behalf.
Our firm is committed to defending service industry workers who otherwise do not have a voice. Often, employees in restaurants, hotels and other service industries are fearful that revealing wage or other employment law infractions by their employer will result in the loss of their job. Retaliation against an employee for filing any employment law claim is against the law. We will pursue additional damages from any employer who fires an employee or takes any negative action as a direct result of a legal challenge.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect. Our lawyers speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Spanish and Russian.