Hourly Wage Cases: Your Rights as a Call Center Employee

December 27, 2012

Hourly Wage Cases: Your Rights as a Call Center Employee 150 150 Shegerian Law

Hourly Wages | Shegerian & Associates Help You Receive What you Deserve

There are many employers out there who use call centers, whether in-house or virtual. If you are a freelance or contract worker for one of the call centers, there is a good chance your pay is based on the amount of time you are actually on the phone. What about those minutes in between calls? They may not seem like a lot to you, but they really can add up. Employers realize this, too, and that’s why they keep you on a freelance contract. What many don’t understand is that you are entitled to hourly pay, whether you are a freelance worker or not.

Getting the Pay You Deserve

If your employer only pays you for the amount of time you spend on the phone, they are breaking some California state labor laws. You have every right to claim the money you are owed for the time you worked, as well as any back pay you deserve. As an employee, whether virtual, freelance, or contract, you are also entitled to any overtime pay if you work more than eight hours in your work day. The reason so many employers get away with just paying for phone time is that their employees just don’t know.

Seek Legal Recourse

You can get the help you need to claim the money you are owed. The attorneys at Shegerian & Associates are experienced in all types of employment and labor law, and that means they’re ready to go to work for you. Don’t let an employer bully you into taking less pay than you deserve.

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