Disputes regarding unpaid wages are some of the most common legal issues between employers and employees. “Wages” are defined by California’s Labor Code as all compensation received for labor, services, or work performed. This can include traditional hourly pay, tips, bonuses, and overtime compensation.
Alan F. Cohen has been representing the hardworking people in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and throughout California concerning employment law issues for more than twenty years. Unfortunately, we know all too well that wage and overtime disputes run rampant throughout the San Francisco area. It is so commonplace there is a term for it – wage theft. If you are involved in a dispute concerning unpaid wages, contact our experienced employment lawyer in San Francisco today for a free initial consultation. Wage and hour law can be very complicated; it is vital that employees talk to counsel with deep experience in this area to have the best chance of recovering unpaid wages.
We know that employees in the Bay Area work hard for their money. We also know that unethical employers often try to take advantage of workers by withholding wages, hoping the employees simply don’t know their rights or won’t fight back out of fear. For that reason, we fight for our clients to get paid every penny they’ve earned. Below are a few common examples of situations that may justify pursuing a legal claim based on a wage or overtime dispute:
These are some of the most common unpaid wage disputes we handle, but it’s certainly not all of them. Please call our office to discuss your wage or overtime issue and legal options.
Employees deserve the peace of mind of knowing that when they do an honest day’s work, they will be compensated fairly. When employers fail to uphold their responsibilities to pay employees what they’ve earned, those companies can face penalties or even a lawsuit.
If your employer owes you unpaid wages or overtime earnings, contact the Law Offices of Alan F. Cohen today for a free initial consultation with our San Francisco employment lawyer.
For 25 years, Alan Cohen has provided fierce advocacy and sophisticated employment representation to Bay Area employees. Mr.Cohen has recovered millions of dollars in damages, negotiated hundreds of severance and employment agreements, and protected the jobs and rights of all kinds of workers. From fast-food workers to CEOs, he has dedicated his career to protecting employees at every level. Mr.Cohen’s deep knowledge of employment law and creative, committed advocacy give his clients an edge in any dispute. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is. He regularly represents and counsels employees throughout California against the biggest law firms and corporations in the world.
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