Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to abide by an employee’s wage and overtime rights. This includes not paying an employee minimum wage, failing to fully pay overtime wages, not accurately counting work hours, and not allowing employees to take their legally entitled breaks. Wage theft is a recurring problem amongst too many employers in California. In fact, wage theft enrages us, as you work hard for your money and the law is designed to make sure that you are compensated fairly and are given breaks.
If you suspect that your employer has unlawfully violated your wage and overtime rights, you have options. One of these options is to go it alone and confront your employer, file a formal complaint, or file a lawsuit on your own. However, the do it yourself approach can really backfire on you and end up damaging your ability to collect on a legitimate claim of wage theft.
Instead, I would urge you to consider immediately consulting with an attorney for the following reasons:
- There is a natural power imbalance between you and your employer. Your employer has access to vast resources and can often hire attorneys to defend themselves. To make matter worse, your employer cuts your paycheck—making you reliant on your employer. This means that you may be hesitant to truly challenge your employer in a meaningful way. An attorney has no such qualms, can help even the odds, and can also protect you from retaliation or other unlawful fallout from your legal challenge.
- Your employer banks on an assumption that you don’t know the law. An attorney knows the law, can review your situation, and can provide you with all the information you need to make good decisions. In addition, employers take attorneys and the threat of lawsuits very seriously—which means that we can force your employer to take your claim seriously.
- We work on a contingency basis. We understand that your employer has essentially stolen from you and that your access to funds may be limited. Not to worry, Moss Bollinger law firm takes not up front fees and only gets paid if we prevail.
Moss Bollinger Stands Up For Employees
If you have been employed as a Technician for Terminix in the last four years, it is worth your while to contact Moss Bollinger law firm. California employees are protected by strong wage and overtime laws. We are an experienced employee rights firm who passionately fights against wage theft. If Terminix has violated your wage and overtime rights, you may be entitled to damages. Our office works on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing up front and you don’t pay us unless you get paid. Contact Moss Bollinger at (866) 535-2994 to schedule a free consultation or submit our online form.