Wage and Hour

Bergeson, LLP attorneys have extensive experience representing both employers and employees in a full spectrum of wage and hour disputes.  We provide candid assessments as early as possible in a dispute and strive toward the most cost-effective resolution.

Our lawyers also regularly counsel and advise employers, with the goals of ensuring employers’ compliance with the wage and hour laws and of minimizing the risk of litigation.  For employers, we believe that it is important to identify, and correct, potential wage and hour issues early on as a way to obviate subsequent lawsuits.

In both our litigation and counseling work, we are preventive, proactive, and practical.

The law firm’s attorneys have detailed knowledge of the various wage and hour laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the California Labor Code (including the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”)), and the Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) wage orders.  Our attorneys keep up to date on the constantly evolving wage and hour laws.

Bergeson, LLP lawyers have represented and counseled both employers and employees regarding numerous wage and hour issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Minimum wage compensation;
  • Overtime compensation;
  • Meal and rest periods;
  • Classification of employees as exempt versus non-exempt;
  • Classification of workers as employees versus as independent contractors;
  • Working off the clock;
  • Itemized wage statements;
  • Bonuses and commissions;
  • Reimbursement of work-related expenses; and
  • Permissible versus impermissible wage deductions