Wage & Hour Violations

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About Wage and Hour Law in Los Angeles

Even after many years of large wage and hour lawsuits, such violations continue throughout California. There are employees who are still not given meal and rest breaks, paid overtime, or reimbursed for their out-of-pocket business expenses.

Moreover, some employees are misclassified as salaried employees or not classified as an employee at all — but rather independent contractors. Therefore, the employer may wrongly treat them as not entitled to overtime pay or meal and rest breaks.

Wage and hour violations include the failure to get:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime pay
  • Required meal or rest periods
  • Vacation pay upon termination
  • Promised wages, bonuses or commissions
  • Paid for all hours worked (off the clock claims)
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Prevailing wages
  • Misclassified as a salaried employee (only certain professionals and real managers are exempt from overtime)

If you or someone you know has been denied the wages they are owed in Los Angeles or Southern California, please contact us for a free consultation.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do.
Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

Emanuel genuinely cares about the situations his clients are in and stays in constant communication with them. He is very honest and assertive and quick to take action. I would recommend him to anyone because of his expertise as an employment lawyer and his ability to make you feel at ease in a tough situation

Case Focus: CC

CC Wage and Hour Law case Study

CC was one of several employees who were misclassified as exempt from overtime by their employer.  California’s Labor Code only allows select professionals, managers, and administrators to be exempt from overtime pay and breaks.    

CC’s employer intentionally misclassified her and her coworkers as exempt to avoid paying them anything for overtime worked.  CC and her co-workers regularly worked dozens of hours a week of overtime for no pay whatsoever.

Further, CC’s employer failed to provide duty-free meal and rest periods and failed to pay one additional hour of pay for each duty-free meal or rest period that was not provided in accordance with California law.

We helped CC and her co-workers get a substantial settlement.

If you believe you have been misclassified as an exempt employee and not paid overtime, our firm may be able to get you justice too. Give us a call at 310-400-5891 for your free intake.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do.
Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

“If you’re looking for professional, legal representation, I highly recommend Emanuel and his team. From start to finish, my experience with my case was handled in a first class manner.”


Founder Emanuel Shirazi is an employment lawyer in Los Angeles representing employees who have been legally wronged by their employers. In addition to representing employees, Mr. Shirazi used to defend employers while he worked at the largest employment law firms in the country. Thus, Mr. Shirazi knows the tricks of the trade of the other side and will use that to your advantage in your case. Mr. Shirazi’s experience helps him anticipate your employer’s defense and prepare accordingly.