The volume of wage and hour cases has skyrocketed over the past few years as plaintiff’s attorneys search for additional sources of revenue. Are you searching for a defense attorney for San Diego wage and hour litigation? The Watkins Firm is a proven and highly recommended employer defense law firm based in San Diego. We have served the San Diego business community for decades and employ proven strategies which resolve wage and hour disputes quickly and cost-effectively.
Federal and state wage and hour laws apply to everything from minimum wage to commission disputes, California Fair Pay Act violations and allegations of unpaid overtime. Disputes involving the distribution of tips, allegations of taking a portion of tips or the failure to provide rest and/or meal breaks are all further examples of a wage and hour dispute.
The recent Dynamex decision has radically, completely and forever changed the nature of independent contractors in California. The California Supreme Court changed the baseline nature of employment in California. The new statute arising out of Dynamex is much different than many business owners want to hear. “Every worker in California is legally presumed to be an employee unless the provider of work can prove otherwise.” The decision went on to establish an A-B-C test which is quite rigid. In effect, independent contractors cannot perform any service or task which is related to the nature of the business of the providing company. This landmark decision has resulted in a high number of EDD and IRS audits for employee misclassification which result in fines and penalties which cannot be overstated. Misclassification audits often put companies out of business.
The Watkins Firm helps our clients to avoid or minimize these risks while resolving wage and hour disputes quickly and efficiently. If you are searching for a highly recommended, proven defense attorney for San Diego wage and hour litigation we invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.