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California Unpaid Overtime Attorneys
Labor and employment attorneys protecting your wage rights
Are you being properly compensated for the hours you work? If you are a Californian and believe that your rights to wages are being violated, you may be able to seek recovery through a civil suit against your employer. The California overtime attorneys at Aiman-Smith & Marcy work exclusively for plaintiffs. We go to bat for you, the victim of an employer violating the law. We are your source if you are in need of an unpaid overtime attorney. Many California wage laws — including California Labor Code Sections 1171–1206 and California Labor Code Sections 500–558 — protect your overtime payment rights. When employers break these laws, the state may go after them and find the employer guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense. You also have the right to sue your employer for these offenses. To take legal action against your employer, reach out to the California unpaid overtime attorneys at our firm. Our overtime lawyers are dedicated to upholding your rights. The wage lawyers at Aiman-Smith & Marcy have successfully sued large corporations in dozens of lawsuits on behalf of individual employees and in class action lawsuits.
How to sue your employer for unpaid overtime wages
The process by which an attorney from Aiman-Smith & Marcy can help you file a civil suit against your employer is listed below:
Step 1: File suit
Your lawsuit begins when your California wage lawyer formally files a legal complaint, on your behalf, with the courts. The complaint is a written statement from you, describing the case fundamentals. This includes naming you as the plaintiff and your employer as the defendant.
Step 2: The defendant’s answer
After we file your legal complaint, we enter the answer phase. Your employer is served a copy of the complaint, notifies the company’s lawyers and then responds in writing to your complaint. This answer is also known as the defendant’s first pleading.
Step 3: Case discovery
In the case discovery phase, both parties collect statements, give testimonies under oath, and exchange requested supporting documents related to your claim.
Step 4: Settlement or court
During discovery or even afterward, the lawsuit won’t proceed to trial if either side makes a mutually acceptable motion to settle out of court. Employers often agree to a settlement to avoid the publicity and costs of trial. When we are able to secure a fair settlement, your employer agrees to pay you damages in exchange for you dropping the lawsuit against them. If no settlement is reached, your case proceeds to court. There, the judge or jury decides the case and determines the size of the award.
At Aiman-Smith & Marcy, our practice is dedicated to upholding your rights as an employee. If you want to discuss your case with an unpaid overtime attorney in California at our firm, you can be confident that all of our work is done on a contingency fee basis. There is never a charge for a consultation.
Contact our unpaid overtime attorneys in California
If you have been a victim of unfair labor practices, please call our office at 510-817-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys, Randall Aiman-Smith, Reed Marcy or Hallie Von Rock. Our office is located near the Oakland Coliseum off Highway 880, 66th Avenue exit. We welcome the opportunity to review and discuss your legal concerns.