Wage & Hour Law

Our Plan: Getting You The Wages You Earned

Work means different things to different people. To you, it might mean food on the table. It might mean another step down your career path. It might mean personal success.

Whatever it means to you, you deserve to be paid for every single minute you work.

Unfortunately, many employers in Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo County and the surrounding areas ignore California's overtime law. And, they short paychecks.

The wage and hour attorneys at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, are passionate about getting fair wages for employees. We have more than 25 years of combined legal experience and we take every case we handle personally.

Legal Tip: Your boss does not have the right to fire you for calling an employment attorney when you are off the clock. Don't be afraid to contact us. Call 805-695-2827 to talk to one of our lawyers for free.

Is Your Employer Stealing From You?

Often, wage theft affects not only individual workers, but also the entire staff. Whether your employer is skimming only your wages or those of all your co-workers, we will make things right.

You might be a victim of wage theft if:

  • You are not receiving at least the California minimum wage of $9/hour.
  • You are not receiving time-and-one-half your regular wage for overtime hours - every hour over eight in a day and 40 in a week.
  • Your employer asks you to begin working before you clock in or to clock out before you complete working.
  • You do not take legally compliant meal or rest breaks.
  • You are paid a salary, rather than an hourly wage, and are not sure why.
  • Your employer classified you as an independent contractor, and you are not receiving overtime pay, reimbursements for job-related expenses or benefits.
  • You do not always receive your paycheck on time, or you left your job and did not receive your last check.

If you think you are experiencing wage and hour violations, we will investigate your case and determine whether your employer owes you money.

Schedule A Confidential Paycheck Review Today

Don't be afraid to contact us. Fill out this confidential form or call 805-695-2827 to reach us in Santa Barbara or 661-268-6242 to reach us in Bakersfield to talk to one of our attorneys in Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County, Bakersfield or the surrounding areas. Our employment law consultations are free.