Los Angeles Minimum Wage Lawyer

Los Angeles Minimum Wage Lawyer

35+ Years of Experience Defending Employee’s Rights

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If you or a family member has been working without being paid California minimum wages, you may have a potential lawsuit against your employer. V. James DeSimone is a Los Angeles minimum wage violations attorney who’s been serving Southern California since 1985 and has recovered significant verdicts & settlements for his clients. We have a team of highly experienced employment and civil rights attorneys who have handled cases involving:


  • Employees required to work more hours than recorded;
  • Employees required to “clock out” and continuing to work;
  • Employees who start working off-site, but then clock in when they arrive on-site;
  • Employees who often work from home, or are required to take calls, without compensation.
  • Employees who are not provided meal breaks or rest breaks.

Free consultations available. Call (310) 693-5561 for yours.

California & Los Angeles Minimum Wage Rates

California, Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles have specific minimum wage laws set up to protect employees from employers who might take advantage of them by failing to pay the legal minimum wage. If an employer is in Los Angeles County, or the City of Los Angeles they must abide by specific law:

  • As of January 1, 2024, the California minimum wage is $16.00 an hour for all employers.
  • Until June 30, 2024, Los Angeles County minimum wage laws require employers to pay $16.90 per hour. On July 1, 2024 the minimum wage for LA County will increase to $17.27 an hour.
  • As of July 1, 2023 the City of Los Angeles instituted a minimum wage of $16.78 per hour – Official notice here. There has not yet been an announcement for changes in 2024.
  • Effective on April 1, 2024 fast food employees will be required to be paid a minimum of $20.00 per hour. Read more about the California fast food minimum wage increase.

Minimum Wage Violations Attorneys Serving Southern California

If you, or if you and your co-workers as a group have not been paid the legal minimum wage as set forth by the State of California or Los Angeles County, you may be eligible to recover lost compensation and possibly a punitive award. The attorneys at V. James DeSimone Law have worked with clients in LA, Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside and we’d like to discuss the details of your employment and pay history today. Call us today at (310) 693-5561 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

When you need the highest quality counsel to protect your rights as worker, our team is here and ready to help. You can trust that you will always have direct access to your attorney so you can express any concerns you may have. V. James DeSimone is a Los Angeles employment lawyer that has the experience to represent your needs.

Call (310) 693-5561 today.

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