Dispute and Business Litigation Attorneys Based in San Diego
The experienced dispute, and wage and hour litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm are committed to helping our clients to implement sound employment contracts, policies and procedures and practices to avoid wage and hour disputes and litigation, as well as investigations and assessments by Federal or State of California agencies. When disputes or litigation arises, the Watkins Firm can handle your case from start to finish.
The expense associated with wage and hour penalties, civil liabilities or litigation can be staggering to a business of any size. Wage and hour liabilities can represent the greatest risk to the survival of your business entity. The volume of wage and hour cases before California Courts has significantly increased over the past several years. The Watkins Firm is committed to resolving wage and hour disputes at the source, before they become something larger. Our unique approach to litigation ensures that we take the necessary steps to protect you as if the matter will wind up in a Court of law, while doing everything possible to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, in a cost-effective manner.
Experienced Trial Attorneys When You Need Us
The attorneys at the Watkins Firm have served San Diego businesses and employers for decades. Our experienced litigators are prepared to represent you in trial, and have a track record of success in many business disputes, wage and hour litigation and employment related cases and lawsuits. We handle almost all wage and hour litigation disputes including, but not limited to:
- Misclassification of employees as exempt
- Misclassification of employees as independent contractors
- Failure to comply with new California Piece-Rate laws
- Failure to pay overtime, or for “off the clock” work related activities
- Failure to pay minimum wage
- Failure to provide meal, rest and/or recovery time
- All payroll practice violations
Our experienced litigation team defends employers in California, and here in the greater San Diego area in lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as California’s wage and hour laws. We have a strong track record in employment litigation and wage and hour cases, and invite you to ask about our case histories and the unique approach we bring to dispute resolution and litigation.
We are often able to resolve complex wage and hour litigation, and negotiate resolutions that accomplish our client’s goals and objectives for the case. We work to eliminate class claims, and resolve matters quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. There are legal strategies that utilize contractually stipulated arbitration to compel class actions to resolve through individual arbitrations.
The Watkins Firm helps our clients to keep abreast of the rapidly changing and ever-developing legal developments associated with employment regulations and wage and hour laws. We provide general business counsel to employers throughout the area to ensure compliance with federal, state and local wage and hour laws (such as San Diego’s $10.50 minimum wage). We review client’s compliance, and represent them before federal Department of Labor and audits by California agencies.
Contact Experienced San Diego Wage and Hour Litigation Lawyers
If you are involved in a wage and hour dispute, or face litigation or an audit by a federal or California agency, we invite you to contact us, or call the Watkins Firm for a complimentary and comprehensive consultation at 858-535-1511. Learn about our unique approach to litigation, our successful track record in litigation and our commitment to resolve your case in the shortest possible time frame and in a cost-effective manner.