California Employment Law
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You can find an good "wage and hour" attorney and sue them for not paying you according to your employment agreement and/or for the unauthorized deductions. Or, you may forego the attorney and file a claim with the Bureau of Labor on your own. If you do hire an attorney, you shouldn't have to pay if you win because wage and hour laws have attorney fee provisions that require the employer to pay the attorney if you win (even if you only win a little bit).
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There are also many other issues. The last time I got fired I had a company loan for 1700, I got final check and saw only 250 deduction, I asked the controller to take the rest and she said it is okay and owner said it was handled. 7 months later I was collecting unemployment at the time and My room mate who also wworks for same compay had been upset at me because they were deducting my loan of 1700 from his checks and he had nio involvment.
They know we are roomates and he is very passive and doesnt like confrontatio n and said nothing about it. He had no idea about the loan or obligation. I called them at the time and was told somebody needed to pay. ??? this is theft yes? they take advantage of people whom are not permitted to work legally in this country.