The State of California has a deep history of protecting workers from employers who take advantage of their employees. Many of these protections are contained in the California Labor Code. One of the most powerful ways to enforce the labor code is when an employee files a case as a class action against the employer. Our office has handled significant class actions in San Diego and throughout California resulting in tens of millions of dollars being recovered for thousands of employees who have been the victim of dishonest employers.What Types of San Diego Employment Cases Can Be Filed as a Class Action?
Any time that we are contacted about a potential employment case, we examine whether the case can be filed as a class action. In a nutshell, if the company is using standard policies to short one employee on wages that are owed, chances are that multiple employees are the subject of the same policy. In larger employment class actions, one employee can file the action and stand up for the rights of tens of thousands of workers across the State of California. Class actions can be be filed in the following types of cases:
- Failure to pay minimum wages
- Failure to pay overtime
- Failure to provide rest breaks
- Failure to provide meal breaks
- Failure to provide accurate wage statements or pay stubs
- Failure to reimburse employees for employer expenses
- Failure to pay wages for off the clock work
Our office handles all employment class actions on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or win at trial. In CA employment class actions, the Court ultimately makes the decision of whether to approve attorney’s fees. Fortunately, the CA Labor Code contains many provisions that provide for the recovery of attorney’s fees from the Defendant/Employer and in almost all cases that we work on in the employment context we work to recover those fees from the employer who wronged an employee. Regardless, there is no fee for our clients if we are not able to obtain results for them.What Documents Should I Bring to an Initial Consultation?
Typically we will want to look at any employment related materials that are in your possession. Pay stubs, employment manuals, and any emails or letters from the company could be important to your case. Also, copies of anything that was signed when you originally started employment can be extremely useful in evaluating a case.How Do I Set up a Consultation?
Call us at (619) 377-4660 to talk to an experienced San Diego Employment Class Action Lawyer today about your case. There is never a fee to discuss a case with a potential client and everything that is discussed is kept strictly confidential.