Holding California Employers Accountable for Wage and Hour Violations
Does your paycheck reflect the overtime you've worked? Are you routinely
docked for lunch breaks you never took? If you have compared notes with
co-workers and found a pattern of employer misconduct, you may have a
group claim for money damages.
Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP (PSW) is a nationally recognized law firm with demonstrated success in
class action lawsuits. We have prevailed on a wide range of wage and hour claims relating to:
- Failing to pay overtime
- Miscalculating overtime
- Misclassification to avoid paying overtime
- Not allowing required meal and rest breaks
- Withholding pay for breaks not taken
- Requiring "off the clock" work
- Deducting wages for cash shortages or broken equipment
Damages for employment law violations include back pay, plus interest and
penalties. For example, California law requires employers to pay one hour
of regular pay for
each instanceof a missed rest break or meal break.
PSW has offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, representing wage-earning
workers and managers throughout California and the United States. If you
believe you have a case, call us toll-free at
send an email.
Employment-Related Success Stories
PSW lawyers certified one of the first managerial
class action overtime cases in California in 1998. The case involved employees of the
Denny's restaurant chain who were intentionally misclassified as managers
exempt from overtime, despite working long hours and performing food preparation
and other duties of non-exempt employees.
- PSW attorneys brought a class action on behalf of Pizza Hut delivery drivers
throughout California. The employees were not properly reimbursed for
use of their own vehicles, and not provided regular meal and rest breaks
per state law. The case resulted in a $5.1 million settlement.
To discuss your wage and hour rights and a possible class action against
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