Class and Representative Actions for Employees
While some unlawful pay practices will only impact individual employees, more often than not, multiple employees are affected by an employer’s unlawful pay practices and policies. In these scenarios, taking action on a class or collective basis can not only be more cost-effective but can also provide substantial leverage for participating employees in negotiations with their employer.
The regulations set forth in the California Labor Code provide employees the right to pursue class, and representative actions against their employers. Under these laws and others, groups of similarly-affected employees can collectively pursue claims based on the employer’s prohibited practices including:
- Failing to pay minimum wage;
- Failing to pay overtime;
- Failing to pay for training, work travel, and other work activities;
- Failing to provide required meal and rest breaks;
- Misclassifying employees as independent contractors;
- Misclassifying employees as exempt/salaried employees; and
- Failing to pay workers equal pay for substantially similar work
You have a right to be paid properly for the work you perform. If you believe your rights and the rights of your co-workers have been violated, there is strength in numbers. We have years of experience litigating wage and hour class actions, and we will use that experience to vindicate the rights of you and your co-workers.