Our Employment Law practice focuses on wage and hour matters. We have prosecuted and defended numerous wage and hour cases throughout the Bay Area. The laws, liabilities, and penalties of the California Labor Code are very complex. In Plaintiff cases, we have zealously pursue the employee’s rights and made sure that they were adequately compensated. In Defense cases, we were able to get favorable and cost-effective settlements and results. We have worked on both sides of the issues before (prosecuting and defending), so we know how the other side thinks, acts, and how they value their case.
Prosecution of Wage and Hour Claims – Many businesses do not follow the law on adequately paying their employees. This could happen by mere innocent mistake, or at times, it could be more nefarious. When inadequately pay occurs, the law is there to make sure the employees are compensated fairly. Sam W. Wu will ensure that you obtain all of the back-wages, penalties, and other statutorily allowed damages in a wage and hour case.
Defense of Former Employees – Protect your business and rights. Sam W. Wu will vigorously defend your business interests against your current and former employees’ wage and hour claims. We can give you competent and prudent advice on how to avoid a wage and hour claim and/or how to defend against such claims in a civil lawsuit or in an administrative proceeding (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement).
Preventive Measures for Employers – Often times, the wage and hour claims (and even wrongful terminations, discrimination, and harassment claims) are entirely preventable with smart and strategic preventive measure. We can draft a comprehensive employee handbook, advise and train you, your managers, and supervisors on the main labor issues that often arise (ie: how to properly calculate and pay for overtime hours). These preventive measures are often enough to entirely avoid disgruntled former (or even current) employees from filing an affirmative lawsuit against you/your company.