loss of wages

I was working for this security guard company and the owner of the company would not give me overtime...he suggested I also work for this other company he owned and get more guard work there..I had a lot of trouble with him my paychecks were always very short
He would keep more taxes that I had signed up for..didn't pay me for 16 hours on one company and also two overtime shifts on his other company.
I felt forced to quit..he never returned my uniform deposit, never filed for my guard card license. I think I lost at least $500 with him.
Worse he was so condescending and constantly
hurl insults and belittle me. Is there an attorney that6 would help me collect damages from him?

please call 714-587-1816 and leave
message if you are an attorney that thinks we can collect damages from him.


1 answer  |  asked Jun 15, 2002 01:09 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Harvey Berger

As a security guard, you are entitled to overtime, and if the owner makes you work at 2 companies he owns to avoid paying you overtime, that is illegal, Both companies and the owner would be liable.

The Labor Code provides that the employer must pay attorneys fees for overtime violations.

If there are other employees in the same boat, a class action is available, which would recover overtime and other damages for all current and certain former employees.

Harvey Berger
Pope & Berger

posted by Harvey Berger  |  Jun 15, 2002 2:53 PM [EST]

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