Situated between the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers, the City of El Monte is a friendly community historically known as “The End of the Santa Fe Trail” in the San Gabriel Valley, California. This city with a land area of 9.55 square miles has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
El Monte had an estimated population of 120,000, more than half of whom are foreign-born, contributing to a strong work-force in the city. Unemployment rate was at 10.2% with only 6,733 residents working in the city.
This city’s reputation for being business-friendly has attracted numerous businesses in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. El Monte is home to prominent auto dealer Longo Toyota and other major retail businesses such as Sears Essentials, Home Depot, and Sam’s Club. The most common occupations are in production, construction and extraction, installation, maintenance, and repair works, sales, and material moving.
Wage and Hour Law in El Monte
Wage and hour laws provide the basic standards for paying employees, covering issues such as hourly wages, mandatory meal breaks, overtime, and hours worked.
The wage and hour law requires all employees to receive the minimum wage currently in force and anyone who is paid less may file a claim with the Labor Commission’s office. The minimum wage in the state of California has increased to $10 per hour starting January 1, 2016. It is the second minimum wage increase in California in 18 months. Other California cities such as San Francisco and Oakland have established higher minimum wages while El Monte is currently weighing the impact of a similar imposition on businesses.
Common Wage and Hour Law Violations
Failing to pay the California minimum wage: Some employers choose to pay the federal minimum wage which is currently lower than the California minimum wage, violating state wage and hour laws in doing so.
Misclassifying employees as independent contractors: Wage and hour laws do not apply to independent contractors. When an employee is misclassified as an independent contractor, they may be deprived of statutory benefits due them under wage and hour laws.
As an employee, you are entitled to certain benefits under California and federal labor laws. If you do not receive the hourly minimum wage or are not paid for all the hours that you have worked, your rights may have been violated. Ask an experienced employment law attorney for advice.
In El Monte and other parts of Southern California, the law offices of Anthony Choe have years of proven experience in employment law matters including wage and hour laws. We also handle other employment law issues such as workers compensation, disability, discrimination, and sexual harassment. We invite you to call us today at (213) 788-4448.
Directions to Los Angeles Worker’s Compensation Lawyer from El Monte, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
El Monte, CA
Total Est. Time: 27 min
Total Est. Distance: 17.3 mi
- Get on I-10 W
- Head west toward Valley Blvd
- Merge onto Valley Blvd
- Turn left onto Peck Rd
- Turn right to merge onto I-10 W toward Los Angeles
- Continue on I-10 W to Los Angeles. Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110
- Merge onto I-10 W
- Keep left at the fork to continue on San Bernardino Fwy, follow signs for U.S. 101/Los Angeles
- Merge onto US-101 N
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 3 for I-110 S/Harbor Fwy toward San Pedro
- Use the 2nd from the left lane to merge onto CA-110
- Use the 3rd from the right lane to take the Interstate 110 S exit toward 6th St/Wilshire Blvd/4th St/3rd St
- Use the 2nd from the left lane to follow signs for CA-110 S/Harbor Fwy
- Use the middle lane to follow signs for Wilshire Blvd and merge onto S Beaudry Ave
- Drive to Wilshire Blvd
- Merge onto S Beaudry Ave
- Turn right onto Wilshire Blvd
Call us today (213) 788-4448
We are located at:
LAW OFFICES OF ANTHONY CHOE
3700 Wilshire Blvd Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010.