Wage and Hour

wage and hour claims

SOPHISTICATED DEFENSE AGAINST WAGE AND HOUR CLAIMS

Hudock Employment Law Group protects employers against wage and hour claims with a comprehensive package of preventative services to minimize exposure to claims and lawsuits, and an intelligent, sophisticated defense in litigation and trial should a claim arise.

The firm excels in developing creative and well-supported arguments and solutions in the constantly shifting wage and hour legal environment, with a track record of achieving results that others believed were not possible. We can find the way to the optimum legal outcome, for companies of all sizes in any industry.

AN EXPERIENCED EMPLOYER ADVOCATE IN COMPLEX LITIGATION

California’s wage and hour laws are complex and strict. Even purely technical violations can expose an employer to significant liability, including damages, penalties, and payment of employees’ attorney fees and costs. The incentives created by the wage and hour laws, and the absence of a downside to pursuing a claim, can cause even the most diligent employers to become the targets of claims and lawsuits.

Litigation Experience:

Hudock Law offers sophisticated expertise and has achieved favorable results for employers in matters involving all wage and hour issues, including:

  • Timekeeping
  • Payroll, wage statements
  • Meal and rest periods
  • Overtime and minimum wage
  • “Off-the-clock” claims
  • Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims
  • Piece rate work and compensation
  • Exemptions and independent contracting
  • Commission compensation
  • Vacation pay and sick time
  • Expense reimbursement

MINIMIZING EXPOSURE AND PREVENTING CLAIMS THROUGH CONSULTING

Hudock Law also helps employers prevent disputes and claims by identifying potential wage and hour issues and alerting employers to common pitfalls and potential problems. We assess wage and hour policies and practices and develop strategic policies and practices tailored to the employer’s industry and workplace.

Consulting Services:

  • Audits and solutions – timekeeping, pay calculation, break administration, payroll policies and practices
  • Exemption analysis and employee classification recommendations – executive, administrative, professional, outside salesperson, personal attendant, skilled computer professional, commissioned employee independent contractor vs. employee analysis and recommendations
  • Compliance with municipal ordinance minimum wage and sick leave requirements
  • Consulting on individual wage and hour issues

A DEDICATED ADVOCATE ON YOUR BEHALF

Wage and hour claims can be a hugely distracting influence on your business. Hudock Employment Law Group has the dedication, experience, and highly intelligent approach to best represent you in these matters—so you can move forward and focus your time and energy on your business. To schedule a consultation, call 213-418-9444 or send an email.

TESTIMONIALS

Rob is an extremely bright and talented attorney. Ethically, he is off the charts. A good man who wants to do well by his clients.

Attorney Peer Reviewer

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I've had the pleasure of working with Rob on several litigation matters, he is a masterful problem-solver. Put simply, Rob is the attorney I want on my team.

Mike Minguet

Employment Law Defense Attorney, St. John Wallace Brennan & Folan LLP

It was apparent from the beginning that Rob had a unique combination of skills and attributes that we needed for a favorable outcome. He clearly stands out as a great choice for any business owner who wants quality and value for their legal budget.

Eric Wolf

Bell Canyon Board of Directors President, Finance Professional, Entrepreneur
wage and hour case study

CASE STUDY

DEFENSE VERDICTS AND DAMAGE AWARDS FOR APARTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES

Mr. Hudock defended companies that owned and managed apartment complexes throughout Southern California in a high-risk lawsuit brought by two former apartment manager employees. The employees asserted numerous claims, including wage and hour violations, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and fraud. Multiple attorneys believed the case was indefensible.

 

Through a diligent and strategic investigation, Mr. Hudock identified grounds for a cross-complaint against the employees. His pursuit of a cross-complaint shifted the tone and narrative of the case, in his client’s favor.

 

At trial, before the case was submitted to the jury, and before the defendants presented their case, Mr. Hudock obtained favorable verdicts from the court on many of the plaintiffs’ non wage and hour claims, including wrongful termination and breach of contract. During testimony, the plaintiffs and their claims were severely impeached.

 

Mr. Hudock obtained defense verdicts on all plaintiffs’ claims against his clients. He obtained a verdict in favor of the companies’ owner that resulted in an award of compensatory and punitive damages to be paid by the employees to the owner. On the cross-complaint, he also obtained an award of costs against the plaintiffs for over $50,000.