California Minimum Wage Law

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California Minimum Wage Law
As of January 1, 2017, the California minimum wage is $10.50 per hour.  If you are an employee in California making less than the minimum wage, contact CounselOne today to speak with our attorneys in a free initial consultation.  Together, we will determine how much compensation is owed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find a list of frequently asked questions that we hear quite often.  If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Q:What if I signed an agreement stipulating I will work for less than minimum wage?
A:You cannot sign away your right to the minimum wage.
Q:What if I am a minor (under 18)?
A:The minimum wage requirement holds for both adult and minor employees.
Q:If I am a waiter or waitress, can my employer count my tips toward my minimum wage pay?
A:No. In California, an employer cannot count tips and gratuities toward its obligation to pay an employee the minimum wage.
Q:What if I no longer work for the employer who paid me less than minimum wage?
A:You may be entitled to waiting time penalties. Contact CounselOne today to discuss your just compensation. There is no charge for the initial consultation, and no charge until we recover your lost compensation.

Undocumented Workers

Many people are under the impression that an employer can get away with paying undocumented workers less than the minimum wage.  In California, undocumented workers have the same protections as documented workers under the labor laws.  This means undocumented workers are entitled to the minimum wage, overtime pay, and freedom from retaliation and discrimination by their employers for exercising their rights.

If you are an undocumented worker who makes less than the minimum wage, doesn’t receive overtime pay, or is being discriminated against, contact CounselOne today for a free consultation.  We will discuss your rights and determine how much compensation is owed to you.

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