If you or a loved one is a victim of misclassification by a company in California, please contact a California misclassification lawyer from Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP today to discuss your case. You deserve to paid fair wages, and we will fight for that right on your behalf.
Unfortunately, one of the most common ways that companies withhold fair wages and benefits from workers in California is through misclassification – designating an employee a different status than what they actually are. Misclassification can significantly reduce the wages and benefits an employee deserves – and in California, it is illegal.
Why Choose Us?
Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP is a California employment law firm that has been protecting the rights of workers in Los Angeles for over 15 years.
- We are an employment law firm that specializes solely in employment law. This gives us the specialized knowledge that general practices do not have – a significant advantage through the legal process.
- We have a proven record of results, securing several million dollars in total verdicts and settlements on behalf of our wage and hour clients.
- We are experienced trial lawyers that prepare every case as if it is going to trial so that we do not have any surprises.
- We represent all clients on a contingency fee basis – there are no initial costs, and legal fees are due only when we secure a favorable outcome. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
We are here to help you in all matters of employment law.
What Are Examples of Misclassification?
The most common examples of employee misclassification include:
- Designating an employee as overtime-exempt status when they may actually be non-exempt – or vice-versa.
- Classifying an otherwise full-time employee as a temporary hire or an independent contractor.
Both state and federal laws have strict guidelines in place to determine the classification of each and every employee in California. If you are unsure of what your employee status should be, a California misclassification attorney may be able to help you determine your classification and also assess if you are a victim of misclassification.
What is the Impact of Misclassification?
Misclassification can significantly affect all aspects of someone’s job. Some common instances include:
- Being unable to receive overtime pay
- Being disqualified from meal and rest breaks
- Not receiving a steady paycheck
For example, erroneously classifying a full-time, permanent employee as an independent contractor can automatically mean that the company is not required to give him some of the same benefits or a permanent employee. While this can impact salary, it can also prevent the employee from receiving:
- Paid time off
- Unemployment insurance
- Other legal protections
Many of these benefits are not only incredibly useful, but they are also essential in certain circumstances. All employees deserve to receive the wage and benefits they rightfully deserve, and failure to do so may be grounds for a claim against the responsible party.
Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP Can Help
At Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP, our misclassification attorneys in California will work hard to secure the wages and benefits you truly deserve. We will:
- Conduct an honest evaluation of your job responsibilities to determine if misclassification occurred
- Complete a comprehensive investigation of your case to gather any and all pertinent evidence
- File all the necessary paperwork
- Keep you fully apprised of the legal process, ensuring you understand your current legal status
- Help you appeal the decision or take your claim to trial if we believe the outcome is unsatisfactory
Our first and foremost priority is to help you with the legal process for your misclassification claim.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one is a victim of misclassification at your place of employment, please contact us today to discuss your situation. We understand the mental, physical, and emotional toll this situation can take on you, and we are here to help you in any way that we can.