Do you work in construction? Are you being paid what you are legally guaranteed? If you work in construction that is being funded completely or partially by government money, then by law you are required to be paid the prevailing wage in California. The prevailing wage is similar to the minimum wage but is specifically for construction workers who are working on public works projects. It is a legally required hourly minimum wage that your employer must pay you.
Employers Must Pay A Minimum Wage to Employees
This law prevents employers from winning contracts because they are underpaying their workers. Everyone who bids for the job must at least pay employees the same minimum hourly rate. There is a specific payment amount that is legally required based on the type of work being performed. More information on the history of minimum wage here.
Unfortunately, not everyone follows the law, and when an employer fails to play by the guidelines, it is your paycheck that suffers. Working in construction can be physically draining. You should be paid for how hard you work. The law agrees, and so do we.
Getting Help With Your Prevailing Wage Claim
If you are not sure if you are being paid what the law says is fair, contact us now. In each case, there are time limits that apply. The experienced wage and hour lawyers at Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers have specialized experience in prevailing wage law cases. We know the details of the law. We know how to win here in California. With our help, your hard work will not go underpaid. We will get you what you are legally promised.
Using a trusted employment lawyer to help protect your rights and obtain compensation is one of the best steps you can take in a situation like this.
Take advantage of our free consultation to discuss how we can help. Call (818) 990-8300 now. Do not wait. It is your hard-earned money.