California's workers don't have time to worry about the intricacies of wage and hour laws. While this is understandable (after all, they are focused on performing their job duties and caring for their families), sometimes knowledge of this area of the law is critical to being treated fairly in workplace. Those who don't know their rights may be unfairly taken advantage of when employer fails to pay overtime wages, fails to make payments on time in accordance with applicable statutes or denies them breaks that are provided for by the law.
Of course, it's unrealistic to expect all workers to understand the ins and outs of employment law. If they knew this information, then they may not be in the profession in which they are working. For this reason, skilled employment law attorneys stand ready to help. These attorneys can help workers who are unfairly treated to hold their employer's feet to the fire, so to speak. By taking legal action, a wronged employee may be able to not only secure compensation that is owed to them, but their actions may deter employers from taking advantage of other employees down the road.
Any number of employment law issues can be handled through the legal process. In addition to those mentioned above, an individual may be able to address issues related to misclassification of an employee's status, matters related to vacation and sick days and disputes surrounding federally protected leave. Therefore, regardless of the employment law issue you are facing, it might be wise to seek out help from a legal professional.
The legal team at The Costa Law Firm understands that many times wage and hour claims can be mediated and settled out of court. However, we seek to build our cases like we're ready to take the matter to court, so that the other side can see that we mean business. If negotiations stall, we're ready to zealously litigate the matter. In the end, we fight for our clients' best interests. With more than 25 years of experience, our legal team knows how to acquire favorable outcomes, as our track record can attest.