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Wage and Hour Individual & Class Action Lawsuits

Employers in California will often force employees to sign arbitration agreements that bar class actions to prevent employees from pursuing their case in the court system. As a result, the employer can frequently get away with underpaying its entire workforce, making a bet that very few employees will bother with filing individual cases. If you have not signed a valid arbitration agreement, you can file a class action that will put enormous pressure on an employer to correct its wage and hour policies.

Wage and Hour Individual & Class Action Lawsuits

Employers in California will often force employees to sign arbitration agreements that bar class actions to prevent employees from pursuing their case in the court system. As a result, the employer can frequently get away with underpaying its entire workforce, making a bet that very few employees will bother with filing individual cases. If you have not signed a valid arbitration agreement, you can file a class action that will put enormous pressure on an employer to correct its wage and hour policies.

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A class action is a type of lawsuit in which a “class” of people — such as a group of individual workers who are employed by the same company — is represented together by an attorney or a team of attorneys. If you or one of your family members was denied his or her rights as an employee, get the legal advice you need.

At Buchsbaum & Haag, LLP, our attorneys represent workers in class actions related to critical wage and hour issues like overtime pay and other payroll violations, as well as meal breaks and rest breaks. Our attorneys have been certified as class counsel in many cases and have obtained millions of dollars in class action settlements.


PAGA claims

We also bring claims under the Private Attorneys General Act, commonly known as PAGA, which deputizes employees to step into the shoes of the Labor Commissioner. We can provide answers to questions like:

What are common ways in which employees are cheated out of overtime pay?

Can my employer refuse to pay me commissions I earned prior to termination?

What is a PAGA claim? How many meal periods am I entitled to during the course of the day?

Am I entitled to be paid out my accrued vacation if I quit or am terminated.

What information is my employer supposed to put on my paystub?

What if my employer does not pay me on time?

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