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How to find a certified wage attorney in Los Angeles?

How to Find a Certified Wage Attorney in Los Angeles

Unpaid Wages? Overtime Violations? We Can Help.

CONGRATULATIONS! You finally found the courage to stand up for your rights and fight back against your employer’s unfair wage practices. Whether you’re owed unpaid overtime, denied meal and rest breaks, or facing other wage violations – you’re making the right choice by seeking legal help.At Spodek Law Group, we understand how frustrating and stressful it can be when your hard-earned wages are withheld. You may have heard horror stories about employees getting the runaround or retaliated against for complaining about wage theft. Unfortunately, these situations are all too common in Los Angeles and across California.But here’s the good news – you don’t have to face this battle alone. Our experienced team of certified wage attorneys is here to fight for the compensation you deserve. We’ve helped countless employees just like you recover unpaid wages, penalties, and other damages from employers who violate the law.

Why You Need a Certified Wage Attorney

Wage and hour laws in California are complex, with multiple overlapping statutes and regulations at the state and federal levels. Navigating this legal maze on your own is challenging, especially when you’re up against an employer with far more resources and legal firepower.That’s where a certified wage attorney comes in. These specialized lawyers have demonstrated their expertise in handling wage and hour claims by passing a rigorous certification process administered by the California State Bar. When you hire a certified wage attorney, you can trust that they have the knowledge, skills and experience to effectively advocate for your rights.Some of the key benefits of working with a certified wage attorney include:

  • Expertise in Wage and Hour Laws: Certified wage attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the various laws that protect employees’ rights to fair pay, including the California Labor Code, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and local ordinances. They can quickly assess your situation and determine the best legal strategy for your case.
  • Experience with Similar Cases: Certified wage attorneys have handled numerous wage and hour claims for clients in a wide range of industries. This practical experience allows them to anticipate challenges, gather the right evidence, and craft compelling arguments to support your case. They know what it takes to win against even the most stubborn employers.
  • Reputation and Credibility: Earning a certified wage attorney designation is no easy feat. Lawyers must demonstrate a high level of competence and ethics to qualify for this prestigious title. When you work with a certified wage attorney, you send a strong message to your employer that you mean business and won’t back down until justice is served.
  • Access to Resources: Certified wage attorneys often work at well-established law firms with significant resources to support your case. This may include access to expert witnesses, private investigators, and other professionals who can help strengthen your claim. You’ll have a whole team in your corner, leveling the playing field against your employer.
  • Maximum Compensation: Certified wage attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who know how to get results. They’ll fight tirelessly to recover every penny you’re owed, including unpaid wages, overtime, meal and rest break premiums, and other penalties and damages available under the law. In many cases, they can also recover attorneys’ fees, so you pay nothing out of pocket.

How to Find a Certified Wage Attorney in Los Angeles

Now that you know the importance of hiring a certified wage attorney, how do you go about finding the right one for your case? Here are some tips to guide your search:

  1. Check the State Bar Website: The California State Bar maintains a directory of certified legal specialists, including wage attorneys. Visit their website at www.calbar.ca.gov and click on the “Attorney Search” tab. From there, you can search for certified wage attorneys in Los Angeles County.
  2. Ask for Referrals: If you know other employees who have successfully resolved wage claims, ask if they would recommend their attorney. Referrals from trusted sources can be a great way to find a reputable certified wage attorney in your area.
  3. Read Online Reviews: Many certified wage attorneys have online profiles on legal directories like Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell, and Super Lawyers. These sites often include client reviews and peer ratings that can give you a sense of the attorney’s reputation and track record.
  4. Schedule Consultations: Most certified wage attorneys offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and answer your questions. Take advantage of these opportunities to get to know the attorney and determine if they’re a good fit for your needs. Come prepared with a list of questions and any relevant documents.
  5. Trust Your Gut: Ultimately, you want to work with a certified wage attorney who makes you feel heard, respected, and confident in their abilities. If something doesn’t feel right during your consultation, trust your instincts and keep looking until you find the right match.

At Spodek Law Group, we’re proud to have some of the top certified wage attorneys in Los Angeles on our team. Led by Attorney Todd Spodek, our firm has a proven track record of success in handling complex wage and hour claims for employees across industries.

Our Approach to Wage and Hour Cases

We understand that every wage and hour case is unique, with its own set of facts and challenges. That’s why we take a personalized approach to each client we serve, tailoring our legal strategy to your specific needs and goals.When you contact our firm for a consultation, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Listening to Your Story: We’ll take the time to hear your side of the story and gather all relevant details about your employment situation. We want to understand the full context of your wage claim, including your job duties, pay structure, and any communications with your employer about the issue.
  2. Reviewing Your Documents: We’ll ask you to provide any documents that support your wage claim, such as pay stubs, time records, and employee handbooks. Our attorneys will carefully review these materials to identify potential violations and build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Explaining Your Rights: We’ll provide a clear explanation of your rights under state and federal wage and hour laws, as well as any applicable local ordinances. We’ll help you understand the legal basis for your claim and the potential remedies available, so you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.
  4. Developing a Legal Strategy: Based on our analysis of your case, we’ll develop a tailored legal strategy to achieve your goals. This may involve negotiating with your employer to reach a fair settlement, filing a complaint with the appropriate government agency, or pursuing a lawsuit in court. We’ll advise you on the pros and cons of each option and work with you to choose the best path forward.
  5. Advocating Fiercely on Your Behalf: Once we’ve agreed on a legal strategy, we’ll put our skills and resources to work to fight for your rights. Whether we’re engaging in settlement talks, appearing at administrative hearings, or litigating in court, we’ll be your fierce advocates every step of the way. We won’t rest until we’ve achieved the best possible outcome for your case.

Throughout the process, our certified wage attorneys will keep you informed and involved in key decisions about your case. We believe in building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, transparency, and open communication.

Types of Wage and Hour Claims We Handle

At Spodek Law Group, our certified wage attorneys have experience handling a wide range of wage and hour claims, including:

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Guerline Menard
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Keisha Parris
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Anthony Williams
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  • Unpaid Overtime: If you’re a non-exempt employee who works more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week, you’re entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 times your regular hourly wage. If your employer fails to pay overtime or calculates it incorrectly, we can help you recover the compensation you’re owed.
  • Misclassification: Some employers intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors or exempt employees to avoid paying overtime and other benefits. If you believe you’ve been misclassified, we can help you assert your rights and recover any unpaid wages.
  • Meal and Rest Break Violations: California law requires employers to provide non-exempt employees with a 30-minute unpaid meal break for every 5 hours worked, as well as a 10-minute paid rest break for every 4 hours worked. If your employer denies you these breaks or requires you to work through them, you may be entitled to premium pay.
  • Off-the-Clock Work: If your employer requires you to perform work tasks before clocking in or after clocking out, such as setting up equipment or attending mandatory meetings, you may be entitled to compensation for this off-the-clock work.
  • Unpaid Business Expenses: If your employer requires you to use your own vehicle, cell phone, or other equipment for work purposes, they may be required to reimburse you for these business expenses. If they fail to do so, we can help you recover the money you’re owed.
  • Minimum Wage Violations: The minimum wage in Los Angeles is currently $15.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $14.25 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. If your employer pays you less than the applicable minimum wage, we can help you recover the difference plus penalties.
  • Final Paycheck Violations: If you’re fired or quit your job, your employer must pay you all wages owed on your final day of work (if you’re fired) or within 72 hours (if you quit with notice). If your employer fails to provide your final paycheck on time or in full, you may be entitled to waiting time penalties of up to 30 days’ wages.

These are just some examples of the types of wage and hour claims we handle at Spodek Law Group. If you believe your employer has violated your rights under California wage and hour laws, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Statute of Limitations for Wage Claims in California

It’s important to note that there are strict deadlines for filing wage and hour claims in California. In general, the statute of limitations for most wage claims is three years from the date of the violation. However, there are some exceptions:

  • For claims involving a written contract, the statute of limitations is four years.
  • For claims involving a verbal contract, the statute of limitations is two years.
  • For claims under the California Unfair Competition Law, the statute of limitations is four years.

If you miss the deadline for filing your wage claim, you may be barred from recovering any compensation, no matter how strong your case is. That’s why it’s crucial to consult with a certified wage attorney as soon as possible if you suspect your employer has violated your rights.At Spodek Law Group, we understand the urgency of these matters and will work quickly to assess your case and take appropriate action to protect your claims.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today

If you’re ready to take action against your employer’s unfair wage practices, the certified wage attorneys at Spodek Law Group are here to help. With our extensive experience, personalized approach, and fierce advocacy, we’ll fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.Don’t let your employer get away with wage theft. Contact us today at 212-300-5196 or visit our website at https://www.federallawyers.com to schedule your free consultation. We’ll review your case, explain your options, and develop a tailored legal strategy to achieve your goals.

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