Wage and Hour

Preventative counseling with employers conducting audits and assessments of exempt and independent contractor classifications and employer pay practices to defending management in wage and hour class and collective actions in California state and federal courts. Act preemptively or in reaction to litigation in the following areas of concern:

  • Misclassification of employees as exempt under the “white collar” administrative, executive, and professional (learned and creative) exemptions
  • Misclassification of workers as independent contractors
  • Failure to pay otherwise exempt employees on a salary basis
  • Failure to pay for alleged pre- and post-shift "off-the-clock" activities for non-exempt employees
  • Unpaid on-duty meal and rest breaks


  • Improper calculation of the regular rate and
  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Failure to pay overtime to drivers who qualify for exemption under the Motor Carrier Act and related laws
  • Failure to pay overtime to sales people who are exempt under the Outside Sales Exemption
    Improper tip and "service charge" practices
  • Other pay practice irregularities under state statutory and common laws

Chris Bauer - Attorney at Law

Alice Matano - Accountant

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