Federal law requires employers to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, which provides regulations that pertain to the duration of workdays and breaks, as well as salary and overtime requirements. Furthermore, employers must follow labor laws established by the states in which they operate. For example, in California, the Department of Industrial Relations oversees the enforcement of labor code statutes.
If you believe that your employer, or former employer, violated either federal or state laws with respect to your wages or breaks, you should seek legal assistance. Your local Bar Association can help you identify a local employment law attorney. Legal assistance will help you determine which regulations pertain to your job classification.
About the Author
Douglas Geyman was named one of the best lawyers in employment law by his peers in the San Diego Bar Association. Mr. Geyman has owned his San Diego practice since 1992.