In these litigious times, winning an unpaid overtime dispute with an employee in San Diego requires the support of skilled attorneys with a track record of success defending employers in these matters. The “lawyers for employers” at The Watkins Firm are helping our clients to avoid the rising tide of unpaid overtime litigation clogging local courts, and successfully negotiate resolution to the allegations of employees. We only represent employers, and our clients appreciate this focus and our unique approach to resolving employment disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The key to unpaid overtime disputes and litigation is of course documentation. However, California Courts often side with the employee – especially when opposing counsel is able to create questions regarding the “work environment” and the “hidden expectations” required to successfully perform. Remove all of these objections, and prevent unpaid overtime disputes before they ever arise.
We suggest that clients pay close attention to a dispute early in the process. Taking action early in the dispute greatly increases the opportunity to avoid litigation, resolve the dispute quickly and efficiently and remove contingent liabilities. Pay attention to employee complaints, and develop an action plan to quickly and effectively respond. Our attorneys advise employers, and help them to develop strategies that eliminate the ability for overtime disputes to ever arise. Recent changes in federal and state laws require employers in San Diego to be more vigilant than ever at maintaining policies and procedures that clearly establish expectations and a formal process for seeking prior approval prior to working any overtime hours.
Can an employee use access to email systems after hours as a back door to unpaid overtime litigation? Yes, and this strategy is a consistent theme in many of the cases before the court at this time. Yes, winning an unpaid overtime dispute with an employee in San Diego is absolutely achievable, and the attorneys at the Watkins Firm can help to resolve existing disputes, and prevent future allegations from ever arising. If you are an employer facing allegations of unpaid overtime, call today for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.