Wage and Hour Disputes

The California Labor Code, the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other state and federal laws hold employers accountable when employees are not paid for the time they work or do not receive appropriate pay for missed meal or rest breaks. The victims in these cases can be either salaried or hourly workers who fear that they will lose their jobs if they raise the issue with their supervisors.

At Garay Law, we are steadfast in our commitment to the fair treatment of all California employees. We have a particularly strong level of skill representing workers in the technology industry in these types of claims. If you are not being paid for overtime or missed breaks or you do not receive appropriate meal and rest breaks, our San José wage and hour disputes attorneys will fight to recover the unpaid wages as well as any other damages available in your case. The law is clear with regard to the protection of employees against retaliation or harassment for filing a wage and hour complaint.

Experienced California Employee Misclassification Lawyers

Many of the wage and hour cases we accept involve the incorrect classification of an employee’s position or status. In some cases, an employee’s job grade entitles him or her to additional pay or benefits. In others, a job that should be classified as hourly (nonexempt) is classified by the employer as salaried (exempt). Some employees are also misclassified as independent contractors, which frequently occurs in the technology industry. In any of these situations, misclassified employees stand to lose considerable money and other benefits.

Our attorneys have substantial experience handling all types of these cases, with a notable level of success on behalf of high-tech employees. We thoroughly investigate your case and work to determine if other employees have been misclassified in the same manner as you have. If so, we will explore the viability of a class-action lawsuit. Whether we represent one employee or a large group, we do everything in our power to see that our clients are fully compensated.

Contact One Of Our Silicon Valley Overtime Pay Dispute Attorneys

Contact our California law firm to discuss your wage and hour claim with one of our lawyers. We are available during our regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at (888) 843-5209 or via email.

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Attorney Jose R. Garay

JOSE GARAY, APLC has successfully litigated and mediated (as lead counsel and co-counsel) wage and hour cases and obtained certification and appointment as class counsel in many class action lawsuits against some of the largest high-tech employers.

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Representative Cases

Garay Law is a premier boutique firm specializing in class action litigation serving clients all over California in the employment law realm. We have a strong sense of social responsibility and are committed to protecting and seeking enforcement of the rights of the California worker.

The following are representative cases Garay Law was involved in. To learn more, select one below:

  • Construction Workers: Employees Claim Meal And Rest Period Violations And Unpaid Overtime
    Case No. BC510859, Superior Court Of The State of California For Los Angeles County
  • California Labor Commissioner Cites Two Ukiah Restaurants Nearly $2 Million For Wage Theft Violations
    News Release No.: 13-57 · California Department of Industrial Relations
  • Construction Workers: Wage And Hour Lawsuit: NP Mechanical Inc.
    Case No. RIC 1307433
  • Independent Contractors: Breavex Incorporated, et al.
    Case No. 30-2011-00488995-CU-OE-CXC (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Supermarket Overtime, Rest Periods, Meal Period Violations: B & V Enterprises Inc.
    Orange County Superior Court
  • Drivers: Meal And Rest Periods, Overtime: One Stop Brake Supply Santa Ana Inc.
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Salesperson Failure To Pay Commissions: Confidential Retail Defendant
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Sales Person: Monex Deposit Co.
    Case No. 30-2013-00649669-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Zynga Inc.
    Case No. 12-CV-217392 (Santa Clara County Superior Court)
  • Wage/Hour: Accenture LLP
    Case No. 30-2011-00496293-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Novellus Systems Inc.
    Case No. 111CV212898
  • Wage/Hour: Citrix Systems Inc.
    Case No. SACV11-01121 DOC (RNBx)