Were you ripped off by the company on your paycheck? Victim of wage theft? Not paid? Bought supplies for the company, but not reimbursed? If so, you aren’t alone, but you do need help.
I handle wage and hour claims and win them in courtrooms and negotiation tables all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Let me do the legal work so that you can get back to the work of supporting yourself and your family. There are two two types of wage and hour disputes for individuals and groups that I handle:
I take great pride in standing up to employers and making them pay what they owe to their employees. I fight for the rights of workers at all levels, from manual laborers to senior executives, to get paid for their work and get what they are legally owed.
Here are a few ways in which you may be illegally underpaid for your work:
Independent Contractor Misclassification
Are you concerned that your employer is taking advantage of you? Some employers classify their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying certain taxes, providing benefits, paying overtime and reimbursing them for business expenses. Independent contractors are not employees. Some companies misclassify regular employees as independent contractors in an attempt to avoid providing those workers with fair compensation and employee benefits. Employees typically receive benefits such as vacation pay, sick pay, and medical and dental insurance. Employers usually do not provide these benefits to independent contractors. Instead of these benefits, independent contractors are given more freedom to do their jobs as they please.
Employers must follow strict standards when identifying workers as independent contractors. Workers who are incorrectly classified as independent contractors, but are actually employees, may be entitled to the benefits and compensation that they would have received if they had been classified correctly.
Are you an independent contractor or an employee? Here are some of the factors that will answer that question:
Unpaid Wages Class-Action Cases
An unpaid wage class-action lawsuit allows one person or a small group of people to sue on behalf of all individuals who have experienced the same or similar misconduct at the same employer. Because there is strength in numbers, class-action lawsuits can be used by individual employees to enforce the law against corporations and government entities on behalf of numerous victims.
I have extensive class action experience in the California courts. I have represented class action plaintiffs in matters involving unpaid overtime, missed rest and lunch breaks, misclassification of employees/contractors, minimum wage violations and other illegal employment practices throughout Southern California.
FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION
If you feel that you have suffered a wage violation, please contact me today for a free confidential consultation at (805) 383-4131. I will listen to your story in strictest confidence and let you know if I can help.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WARNING
There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.
DO NOT WAIT TO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER
You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.
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