Your Advocate In Employment Lawsuits
California is well-known for its booming tech industry, especially in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas. What is less well-known, though, is that many employees in the high-tech sector are misclassified as exempt (meaning they do not get paid overtime), subjected to discrimination and harassment, and retaliated against on a regular basis. At Garay Law, we fight for the interests of employees in the high-tech industry and routinely stand up against even the largest tech giants in the world. Our high-tech employment attorneys and our affiliated lawyers have gained a reputation as dedicated employee advocates and have successfully represented clients in individual and multiparty actions such as:
- Wage and hour claims (misclassification/overtime)
- Severance claims
- Discrimination claims
- Harassment claims
- FMLA/CFRA cases
- All other employment claims (such as retaliation and wrongful termination)
What Techies Need To Know About Overtime Laws
IN CALIFORNIA, YOU ARE OWED OVERTIME IF YOUR DUTIES ARE PRIMARILY NON-DISCRETIONARY, MECHANICAL, ROUTINE AND/OR REPETITIVE.
Computer professionals will qualify for the exemption only if they are truly performing discretionary duties that require bona fide independent judgment more than 50 percent of the time.
We can give you an honest assessment of whether your job is properly classified or whether you are improperly classified and should pursue a wage and hour claim to recover back overtime pay for all of your hard work.
In a claim for overtime, California law looks to the realistic expectations of the job description. The law focuses on the day-to-day duties of the employee — do not be fooled by a job title or an employer's classification of a job as exempt.
Garay Law attorneys are highly experienced in determining whether you are owed overtime regardless of the complex nature of your job description. We have obtained more than $200 million for clients in employment law cases, and many of our most successful claims were overtime matters involving employees in the high-tech industry.
When you contact our firm, we will thoroughly analyze your job duties and day-to-day activities. These are the things that California law looks to determine exempt/nonexempt status — not your job title or your employer's classification of your job.
Questions About Employment Law For Techies? Contact Our Firm For Answers.
Give us a call @ (949) 208-3400