Request Legal Help Now - Free


California Overtime: Advice from a Lawyer

. By
Are you owed overtime? If so, take this advice from Todd Schneider, California employment lawyer: Keep track of the hours you work and let your employer know if you are owed overtime. If your employer refuses to pay, contact a lawyer. And remember, never sleep on your rights.

"California is more protective of its workers than any other state in the union," says Schneider. "It will likely stay this way; people should be protected from working long hours.

Q: Why do companies and corporations continue to break the law?

They either think they aren't going to get caught or they don't understand the laws.

Q: How can an enormous corporation such as Wal-Mart not know employment regulations in California?

California law is different than nationwide and federal law. Multi-state companies often base their pay policies on federal law. Wal-Mart is a good example. It just got hit with over $100 million for meal break violations - a law idiosyncratic to California. Federal law again, is different.

Q: To your knowledge, are many companies attempting to "get away with it"?

We currently have many cases against various companies. For example, we just resolved a case against Sears. It was settled out of court (public record). We have had so many similar cases. Pending lawsuits are Robert Half & Associates law firm, Kaiser Foundation hospitals, Costco and AccentCare, just to name a few. I wouldn't take on the case if it didn't have merit, i.e. the judgement favorable to the plaintiffs. I assume every case is going to trial and I will litigate them when they do so.

Q: Do you only practice employment law?

My practice has an emphasis on employment law. I was licensed on June 8th, 1992 and I have been involved in thousands of employment cases. Not all of them are wage and hour cases; but there are a lot of them out there. I also have several employment race discrimination cases pending.


California Overtime Legal Help

If you work in California and you feel that you are owed overtime pay, please contact a lawyer involved in a possible [California Overtime Lawsuit] to review your case at no cost or obligation.


Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.

Click to learn more about

Request Legal Help Now! - Free