If you are involved in a wage or overtime dispute, it is important to have legal representation at every stage in the process. California law is heavily slanted in favor of employees. You need legal representation that can help you level the playing field.
At Jacobs & Dodds, our experienced wage and hour lawyers will work diligently to protect your rights and your business interests in hearings and negotiations. We understand the impact a wage and hour claim can have on your business, and we will work to find a successful resolution to your dispute.
Our Orange County wage dispute lawyers have more than 30 years of experience handling overtime and wage disputes for employers. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation to discuss your defense strategy.
By Your Side Throughout the Process
Since the recession, the number of wage and hour claims filed in California has been increasing. When an employee is fired or let go, his or her first thought is to file for unemployment. Next, he or she turns to wage and hour law to seek compensation for unpaid overtime and other wage and hour violations. These types of claims can have a substantial impact on your business operations.
Our attorneys can work with you at every step of the process, including:
- Notification: When an employee files a complaint with the California Department of Industrial Relations, the labor board should notify you of the complaint. This is the beginning of the process. We can help you understand your options going forward and prepare your defense.
- Informal hearing: With the notification, an informal hearing will be scheduled. Even though this first hearing is "informal" in nature, it is important to have an attorney represent you at this stage. You will be expected to have the necessary documentation and an in-depth understanding of the labor code.
- Formal hearing: If no resolution can be reached in the informal hearing, a formal hearing will be set. At this stage, both sides are represented by counsel who present their cases and the relevant law. After the hearing, an administrative officer will render a legal opinion about whether the employer should pay.
- Appeals: Either side can appeal the decision of the officer to Superior Court. In the appeal, the case will be heard de novo, meaning that we will present your case and the facts to the court as though it were the first hearing.
Contact Our Irvine Overtime Dispute Lawyers
Contact Jacobs & Dodds for a free consultation with an experienced employment law and business attorney or to speak with an experienced Orange County, California, trial lawyer from our business litigation firm.
Free initial consultations • Phone calls always free • Extensive trial experience • Located next to John Wayne-Orange County Airport