How long do I have to file a claim for unpaid overtime?
California has set time limits for filing wage and hour claims. In most cases, the statute of limitations for overtime claims is three years. The clock starts ticking from the date you receive your paycheck and discover it is missing the expected overtime pay, not the date you worked overtime.
Once you file an overtime claim, you may be able to recover back wages for any overtime worked up to three years before the filing date of the lawsuit. In some cases, it may be possible to extend the statute of limitations to four years under California’s unfair competition laws.
If you miss the deadline for filing an overtime claim, you may lose your right to recover back wages and other compensation. A knowledgeable Oakland employment lawyer can help you determine which laws and statutes of limitations apply to your case. Contact Erlich Law Firm to discuss your situation.
Other Unpaid Wage & Overtime FAQs:
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