Employment Law For Engineers

Serving Engineers In Irvine, Palo Alto, Long Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles And All Of California

In California, the law requires that engineers and other high-tech employees be paid overtime that is commensurate with their job duties and their hours worked. Although many companies attempt to avoid this requirement by classifying engineers as exempt employees, these companies do not realize — or do not care — that the law is only concerned with day-to-day job duties. It does not defer to the job titles employees are given or the salary classification the employer imposes; this allows those who conduct primarily repetitive, routine, nondiscretionary and/or mechanical tasks to receive overtime pay when employers require them to work long hours and misclassify them as exempt.

Misclassification and other wage and hour issues can affect almost any type of engineer, including:

  • Associate systems engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Senior AM systems engineer
  • Senior network engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Sustaining engineer
  • Senior systems engineer
  • Staff network engineer
  • Staff systems engineer
  • Staff telecomm engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Support engineer

At Garay Law, we have spent more than a decade standing up for the rights of these and other types of engineers throughout California. Our lawyers have used our time-tested litigation methods to obtain in excess of $200 million for engineers and other clients in employment law matters. Our comprehensive employment practice encompasses not only overtime issues, but also any harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other employment cases that can affect engineers in the high-tech industry.

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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)