Q: Min wage in my area was to go up to 15/hr july 1 2021. I was still being paid 14.25/hr plus i had overtime
A: If the minimum wage is $15.00 dollars per hour and you only receive $14.25. Your employer is underpaying you $0.75 per hour. Further, you would be entitled to an equal amount of liquidated damages. You could also recover late wage payment penalties and inaccurate wage statement penalties. Finally, for over time, you are entitled 1.5 times your regular rate, so your overtime would be underpaid as well.
You should speak with an employment lawyer. Most provide free consultations.
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A: You have asked no question. I must assume you think that if you place these statements here, someone will answer with a desire to work for you. That is unfortunately not how this site works. This is simply a Q&A board, and it would be inappropriate for anyone to ask to work for you.
At this point the wise move would be to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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