The Watkins Firm is focused on protecting employers in San Diego from unpaid overtime claims. Our legal team helps our business clients to reduce or eliminate the increasing risk of litigation due to unpaid overtime claims and employment related disputes. In the past few years, the number of unpaid overtime claims has sharply risen, resulting in tremendous potential exposure to San Diego employers. The action plans we develop for our clients not only protect employers while a person is actively working for the company, but after they leave as well.
There are several recent case examples of good employees who were valued during their employ and leave the company on good terms. Their employers were sorry to see them go and appreciated their service. Six months after employment ends, the employer is served with a lawsuit based upon unpaid overtime claims. The suit will go before California agencies and courts who tend to side with the employee, and before the employer knows it they are writing a check for the “extra work I had to do nights and weekends in order to be able to keep my job.”
Protecting employers in San Diego from unpaid overtime claims starts with the employment contract, and carries through all employment related documentation including policies and procedures and the employee handbook. Our attorneys provide sound counsel on California’s overtime pay laws, as well as the development of internal policies and strict procedures that minimize or eliminate the potential for overtime, while creating actual documentation that will hold up down the road.
Time cards are not enough. Many of these claims are unsubstantiated, and judgments are reached based in large part on simply the word of the employee. Protect yourself and your business. We invite you to contact the experienced employer defense attorneys at the Watkins Firm or call today for a free consultation at 858-535-1511. Together we will review all contracts, documentation, practices, policies and procedures and employee handbooks to strengthen the rules and practices regarding overtime in your workplace.