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Experienced Wage & Hour Claims Mediator in Los Angeles, California

At Blue Sky Mediation Center, our Los Angeles employment mediation services provide a seamless approach to conflict resolution, including disagreements between employers and employees for wage and hour claims in California.

Our Los Angeles County mediation center founder and experienced mediator, Robert P. Mougin understands that California has the largest wage-and-hour state enforcement agency in the country, called the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), which purports to provide a streamlined way to resolve wage-and-hour claims.

California employees may choose to either file a wage claim with the DLSE or bring an action in court against their former employers to recover the wages due and claim the waiting time penalty. However, taking an employer to court could mean risking a positive outcome by leaving the decision in the hands of a judge or jury.

A third option, no matter which side of the disagreement you are on, is the benefits and certainty Los Angeles mediation services can bring to your dispute. With employment mediation, including California wage and hour disputes, both sides have control over the outcome instead of giving that control over to others.

We can help provide a positive platform that streamlines the conversation and helps produce results quickly and effectively. Contact Blue Sky Mediation Center today to learn more.

What Types of California Wage and Hour Claims Can Be Resolved in Mediation?

At Blue Sky Mediation Center, our experienced Los Angeles wage and hour mediator oversees sessions involving both employer and employee disputes regarding:

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Dishonored paycheck(s).
  • Earned benefits.
  • Hazard pay.
  • Improper withholdings.
  • Late payment of wages and/or final wages.
  • Minimum wage, overtime, or meal and rest breaks pay.
  • Misclassifying employees.
  • Paychecks and paystubs information.
  • Residential Manager pay.
  • Sick leave pay.
  • Tip pools.
  • Unpaid commissions.
  • Unpaid wages.
  • Vacation time pay.
  • Wage deferments.

If the disputing parties can reach a compromise, the agreement is transferred to a written contract that typically includes a full release of all claims by all parties, and the provision to keep the details of the agreement confidential.

It is important to note, in cases involving wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the settlement agreement must be approved by the Court.

We also focus on the following practice areas in Los Angeles:

What Happens if a Wage & Hour Mediation Agreement is Not Reached?

If an agreement is not reached during mediation, the parties will continue the lawsuit just as they did before going to mediation, and each party will prepare for trial in Court where the final determination will be made either by a judge or jury, depending on the type of case you have.

Our Los Angeles mediator operates as a neutral third party who examines the claims of all the participants and sets realistic expectations to help the parties correctly view and evaluate their respective cases while educating them about the potential risks and liabilities in their positions. To determine how our wage and hour mediation services can benefit you, contact our Los Angeles County wage and hour mediator at Blue Sky Mediation Center at 213-376-4130,  contact us online, or email our case manager to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal needs today.

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Wage & Hour Claims Mediator in Los Angeles, California

Are California Employees or Employers Responsible for Keeping Payroll Records?

While employees are responsible for clocking in and out at work, California Labor Code section 226 sets forth the precise information employers — or their third-party payroll contractors — must provide on employees’ pay stubs. These records must be kept by employers for four years.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Pursuing Wage and Hour Claims in California?

The statute of limitations for California wage and hour claims is three years from the date when the most recent violation occurred.

How Will I Know If My Wage and Hour Complaint Involves the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and Federal, State, and local governments.

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