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Douglas F. Walters

12626 High Bluff Drive,

Suite 330

San Diego,

CA 92130

 Phone: (858) 623-5655  

Fax: (858) 623-5645


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At the Law Offices of San Diego Employment Attorney Douglas F. Walters, we represent clients in a wide variety of employment disputes including those involving Wage & Overtime Violations.

If your employer is refusing to compensate you in accordance with State & Federal Wage & Overtime Laws, contact San Diego Wage & Overtime Attorney Doug Walters at (858) 623-5655 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Mr. Walters will meet with you and provide an honest and comprehensive case analysis.

A highly accomplished Employment Lawyer who has earned a reputation for excellence within the San Diego County legal community, Mr. Walters has championed employee rights for more than 35 years.

Some employers utilize a wide variety of underhanded tactics to avoid paying their employees all of the wages to which they are entitled. San Diego Wage & Overtime Lawyer Douglas Walters will review the circumstances of your case with you to determine the best course of action to take, and will fight for you to receive just compensation.

Wage & Overtime Representation San Diego

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Law set forth the guidelines that employers must follow with respect to employee compensation. San Diego Lawyer Douglas F. Walters has represented clients in a wide variety of Wage & Overtime matters, including those pertaining to the following:

Under the law, all hourly (non-exempt) employees must be paid in accordance with minimum wage laws for all hours worked. Additionally, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay at the following rates:

Employees who regularly work alternate schedules such as four ten hour days with three days off are only entitled to overtime when they work in excess of 40 hours in a work week.

Employees who are entitled to overtime must be paid their overtime wages on their next payday. Failure to do so can result in fines and other disciplinary measures.

Exempt (salaried) employees are typically hired into positions that allow them to make independent decisions and exercise their discretion while performing their work duties. Employee Misclassification takes place when a worker whose duties would not ordinarily qualify them for salaried status has been designated as exempt employee to prevent them from obtaining overtime.

Additionally, those who would typically be considered employees are often designated as independent contractors to deny them the right to receive regular employee benefits, unemployment benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and overtime pay.

Employee and Independent Contractor Misclassification is a serious violation of State and Federal Law. If you believe that your employer has misclassified your employment status, contact San Diego Employment Law Attorney Doug Walters. Mr. Walters will fight for you to obtain the compensation that you would have received had you not been the victim of employee or independent contractor misclassification.

Upon termination of employment, the employer must immediately give the employee their final paycheck and the employee must be compensated for all unused vacation. Employees who quit without notice are entitled to receive their final paycheck within three days. Those who quit and provide at least three days’ notice must be given their final paycheck on their last day of work.  

In addition to following State & Federal Wage & Overtime Laws, employers must allow their employees to take the meal & rest breaks to which they are entitled based on the number of hours worked in a shift. Employers cannot ask employees to perform any work during their meal and rest breaks, and cannot prevent or dissuade employees from taking their meal or rest breaks. Doing so can result in fines for your employer and additional compensation for you.

Call San Diego Wage & Overtime Attorney Douglas F. Walters

Whether your employer has committed a wage or overtime violation, prevented you from taking meal or rest breaks, or if you believe that you are the victim of employee or independent contractor misclassification, San Diego Wage & Overtime Lawyer Doug Walters will fight to recover damages and monetary compensation for these unlawful actions.

Contact us at (858) 623-5655 to schedule your free initial consultation. We’ve been dedicated to the protection and preservation of employee’s rights for over 35 years. Let us put our experience to work for you!

San Diego Wage and Overtime Lawyer