What should I do if my employer doesn’t pay me the overtime wages I am owed?
Under California law, if an employer fails to pay you the overtime wages you earned, you have the right to take legal action. You can file a wage and hour lawsuit against your employer to collect the unpaid overtime and other possible compensation.
There are some cases in which groups of workers may have been required to work off the clock and denied their overtime wages. In such situations, you and your coworkers may be able to bring a class action lawsuit against your employer.
Other Unpaid Wage & Overtime FAQs:
- Am I entitled to rest breaks?
- Are employers required to pay mileage reimbursements?
- Are employers required to reimburse employees for work expenses?
- Can my employer fire me for complaining about unpaid wages?
- Does my employer have to give me meal breaks?
- How long do I have to file a claim for unpaid overtime?
- How much do you get paid for overtime in California?
- Is wage theft a crime in California?
- My employer deducted tips from my paycheck. Is this legal?
- Should I be paid for off-the-clock work?
- What should I do if my employer doesn’t pay me the overtime wages I am owed?
- What should I do if my employer is not paying me my wages on time?
- What types of damages can I recover in a claim for unpaid wages?
- When does my employer have to pay me my final wages upon termination or resignation?
- When must commissions be paid in California?
- Why do I need a lawyer for my unpaid wages claim?
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