Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorney

Los Angeles employers must pay fair wages and allow appropriate time off. If your employer violates wage and hour laws, the lawyers at Setyan Law can help.

California employers are required to pay employees in compliance with state and federal laws. Violation of those laws can result in fines as well as liability for damages to affected workers. If you have unpaid wages, overtime, or other compensation, a wage and hour attorney at Setyan Law can evaluate your wage and hour claim and help you get a settlement or verdict in your favor.

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Whether you have faced discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal actions against you by an employer, our Los Angeles employment lawyer Sam Setyan and his legal team of experts will provide you the quality legal services required to win your case, and bring you justice. Sam Setyan will review your grievance, tell you your options, and guide you to the most favorable outcome possible. It's your call.

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Minimum Wage in Los Angeles, California

California mandates that all employers pay a minimum wage with various scheduled incremental increases as follows:

  • Employers with fewer than 26 employees must pay at least $16.00 per hour as of January 1, 2024.
  • Fast Food employers must pay a minimum of $20.00 per hour starting April 1, 2024.
  • The rates for large Healthcare Employers are: June 1, 2024 – $23 June 1, 2025 – $24 June 1, 2026 – $25
  • Regarding hospitals, the rate will be $18 starting June 1, 2024, with 3.5 percent annual increases until it reaches $25 in 2033.
  • Employees at clinics, meanwhile, will see minimum wage rates of: June 1, 2024 – $21 June 1, 2026 – $22 June 1, 2027 – $25
  • Licensed skilled nursing facility rates are as follows: $21 per hour starting June 1, 2024 $23 per hour starting June 1, 2026 $25 per hour starting June 1, 2028, and until as adjusted as specified
  • Other healthcare facilities will follow these dates: June 1, 2024 – $21 June 1, 2026 – $23 June 1, 2028 – $25
It is worth noting that some local city municipalities have their own minimum wage laws.

Paid Sick Leave in Los Angeles California

Pursuant to California’s Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act (HWHFA), all employees who work more than 30 days in a 12-month period for the same employer are eligible for paid sick leave. Covered employees accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

An employer may limit the amount of paid sick leave that can be used in one year to 24 hours or three normal workdays. Paid sick leave can be carried over from one year to the next, but the employer may put a cap on carry over hours of no less than 48 hours or six normal workdays.

Unpaid Overtime in Los Angeles, California

State and Federal laws require employers in Los Angeles to pay overtime rates to employees. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times the normal rate of pay for work over 40 hours per week. California’s labor laws require one and a half times the normal rate of pay for work over eight hours in one day or 40 hours per week. Double pay is required for work more than 12 hours per day or eight hours per day for seven or more consecutive days. These overtime laws are detailed on our Los Angeles Unpaid Overtime page.

Contact a Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorney Today

California has wage and hour laws that must be followed by employers. If they are violated, employers may owe fines as well as damages to affected employees. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, our employment lawyers can help.

If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, our LA wage and hour lawyers can help. Call (213)-618-3655

How an Employment Attorney in Los Angeles Can Help You

Employment disputes are about more than winning. They often involve your livelihood and can impact your entire life. Setyan Law has a team of legal professionals and discrimination lawyers in Southern California.

We will review your case, gather evidence to support your claims, and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.

Please feel free to call us for a free consultation about your rights.