It can be difficult enough to earn enough to survive in California, without having to worry about going unpaid. When you have done your job, you deserve to be fairly compensated. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many workers go without vacation pay, overtime, and even their basic wage as a result of the irresponsibility of their employers.
Confronting your employer about such matters can be daunting. You may worry about losing your job or your chance for promotion. However, you must not allow your employer to coerce or blackmail you into ignoring the issue. You deserve to be paid and it is vital to stand your ground. Furthermore, your employer is not permitted to fire you for demanding the wages you are due.
If you have no luck persuading your employer to pay you the money you are owed, you might want to consider more drastic measures. You could choose to file a claim with the office of the Labor Commissioner. Alternatively, you might think about taking the matter to the superior court in order to pursue a wage claim.
Whatever the case, an attorney may be able to give you a better idea of your options and guide you toward the best choice for you. Also, if you are still hesitant to take action, our page on wage and hour laws may have some of the inspiration and enthusiasm you require. With the right guidance, you may be able to reclaim those lost wages and perhaps even have your position reinstated.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.