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Wage & Hour Claim Defense

Inland Empire Wage and Hour Claim Defense Lawyers

The Knez Law Group are wage & hour attorneys servicing Riverside and San Bernardino, as well as Orange County and Los Angeles County.   The attorneys at Knez Law Group are experienced litigators who can assist you with your business law needs from start to finish. A major component of your business’s day-to-day operations is tracking and ensuring that your employees are fully paid within a proper amount of time.

Employee wage and hour disputes are common in California. When a dispute arises, you need an attorney to review your claim and ensure that you are in compliance with the law. It is also essential to properly defend the claim brought against you to ensure that your business is not exposed to liability including the attorney fees of the plaintiff. If you are an employer facing a wage an hour dispute in California, contact one of our attorneys today for assistance.


Minimum Wage Defense – The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. However, states have the option to set minimum wage at an amount that is higher than the wages set by the Federal government. California is one state that has elected to require employers to pay more than the Federal minimum.

In California, the amount employers must pay employees is dependent on the size of the business. For smaller organizations with fewer than 25 employees, the 2017 minimum wage is $10.00 per hour, which will increase to $10.50 per hour in 2018. For all other employers, the minimum wage is currently $10.50 per hour, which will increase to $11.00 per hour in 2018. There are no exceptions to this rule for those who earn tips through employment.


Overtime Pay Defense – California Law requires that employers pay employees overtime pay in certain situations. Overtime pay provisions are triggered when an employee works more than eight hours in any day or 40 hours in one work week. The amount of overtime paid is dependent on the number of hours worked each day and the total number of consecutive days worked in a week. When a dispute arises regarding overtime pay, you need trusted attorneys to thoroughly review a claim and advise you whether settlement or litigation is proper. The Knez Law Group, LLP can assist your business by looking at the facts and circumstances of a claim to determine its validity.

It is important to understand that not every employer is required to compensate employees with overtime pay. However, most employees believe that they are entitled to additional wages for overtime. This is where the assistance of a lawyer can be essential to resolving any legal matter in the most efficient way possible.


Industrial Wage Orders – From time to time, the Industrial Welfare Commission revises the wage orders it issued in 2001 for various industrial professions. These wage orders set forth specific laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the manufacturing industry, personal services industry, public housekeeping industry, mercantile industry, amusement and recreation industry, and more.


Wage & Hour Lawyers Serving the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Orange County

Knez Law Group, LLP are experienced attorneys defending business against wage & hour claims & lawsuits. We serve Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. If you are an employer who needs immediate advice from an experienced defense attorney in the Inland Empire for matters involving wage & hour claims, overtime or minimum wage contact The Knez Law Group today at (951) 742-7681.

Knez Law Group A Smart Approach To Legal Service

Knez Law is a father and son law firm serving Southern California.

Being a smaller firm, Knez Law has a reputation of providing personal attention to their clients while providing effective legal solutions in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, family law, probate litigation, employment litigation and legal and medical malpractice.


Senior partner, Fred J. Knez, founded the firm based on the belief that solid legal representation requires a commitment to the client’s needs and a focus on successful results. At Knez Law, we pride ourselves on one-on-one relationships with our clients, and a legal team dedicated to effective representation.

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