Hamner Law Offices was formed in 2005.  We are a small firm of litigators who concentrate labor class action and consumer rights litigation.

We represent both hourly workers and salaried professionals for claims of unpaid wages and overtime, expense reimbursement and misclassification, piecemeal or flag time violations, severance and layoff issues, and claims for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

We also represent California consumers in matters involving false advertising, consumer fraud and other unlawful business conduct.

Hamner Law Offices has been named lead or co-lead counsel on many significant labor and consumer class actions.  We are proud that our legal work has lead to many noteworthy payouts to aggrieved consumers and workers.

Our office is located in Calabasas.

Commercial Drivers Should Not Be Classified As Independent Contractors

We believe commercial and passenger drivers in California must be paid hourly, must be reimbursed for fuel and mileage, and cannot be classified as “independent contractors.”  Our law firm represents drivers who have been paid per delivery, per mile, per load, or “piece meal” rates, instead of the proper way, which is hourly, plus overtime.  Don’t be fooled by employers who tell you different.  If you are not being paid hourly for your driving work in California, you may have a claim for unpaid wages and reimbursement.

Many delivery drivers are paid a “salary” based on an 8 hour day, but are given 10 to 12 hours worth of delivery work. Under California law, with few exceptions, drivers must be paid for all time worked. If you are not being paid for every hour of driving work you do, please contact us for an immediate and confidential review of your case.

Are You Owed Late or Unpaid Wages or Overtime?

Unfortunately many employers take advantage of their employees when when it is time to pay wages and overtime. The California legislature has enacted strict laws against such conduct by employers. If the employer does not pay its California employees timely, for all work performed, California has strong laws in place to penalize the employer.

This policy is codified in Labor Code section 203 and related California codes and regulation. Under section 203:

(a) If an employer willfully fails to pay, without abatement… any wages of an employee who is discharged or who quits, the wages of the employee shall continue as a penalty from the due date thereof at the same rate until paid or until an action therefor is commenced; but the wages shall not continue for more than 30 days…

If this has happened to you, please contact us to discuss.


News For California Consumers and Employees

Los Angeles Drivers File Objection to Uber Settlement – May 11, 2016 – HLO Case

Attorneys: Uber would’ve owed its drivers nearly $1 billion if they were classified as employees   – May 9, 2016

Woman’s Health Magazine – “Women Can Sue Uber Over Sexual Assaults, Judge Rules” – May 9, 2016

California, New York enact $15 minimum wages – April 05, 2016

California legislators, unions reach deal to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour – March 27, 2016

Former Uber Driver Claims Company Falsely Promoted Leases as Free of Mileage Caps – February 3, 2016 – HLO Case

California firm to pay $5 million for misclassifying workers – August 19 2015

$20 Million Agreement Approved on Beck’s Beer Labeling – October 21, 2015

Uber tries to limit size in class-action lawsuit with new driver contract – December 11, 2015    

New DOL Guidance on Employee Status: News for Uber or Lyft? – July 15, 2015  

Another Uber driver sues, claiming unpaid wages – August 18, 2015 – HLO Case

Judge Questions Size of Lyft Settlement, Ben Hancock, The Recorder – March 24,  2015

Uber driver wins unemployment benefits – March 7, 2016

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against FanDuel.Com – December 17, 2015 – HLO Case

Business Insider – “Millionaire sports gambler explains why regular guys are getting fleeced playing daily fantasy sports” – October 8, 2015 

New Rule for Determining “Joint-Employer” Status Is a Game Changer – September 9, 2015

Tech giants settle anti-poaching lawsuit for $415 million – September 3, 2015

CFPB Hits Nation’s Two Largest Debt Buyers with $79M Penalty – September 9, 2015

California Says Uber Driver Is Employee, Not a Contractor – June 17, 2015

Los Angeles is now largest city in America with $15 minimum wage – June 14, 2015

Racket Maker Gets Final Nod For $4.5M False Ad Pact – April 7, 2015 – HLO Case

Sleeping on the Job: Compensation for On-Call Time in California – March 25, 2015

Good News for Airbnb Hosts and Uber Drivers: Here Comes Insurance – December 4, 2014

Dilts v. Penske Logistics: 9th Cir. Rules California Break Laws For Long Haul Drivers – July 29, 2014

Bluford Court Rules on Rest Breaks for Drivers – June 10, 2013