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California Labor Code section 2802 requires an employer to reimburse employees for all expenses which were necessarily incurred in the course of employment.
If you were not properly reimbursed for mileage and cell phone, an individual in your circumstance can file a claim with the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. The DLSE will investigate the matter on your behalf and issue an enforceable judgment against your employer in the amount of the owed expenses. To file a wage claim with the DLSE, visit this link: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/howtofilewageclaim.htm
It is also worthy of mention that your employer will be prohibited from retaliating against you as a result of you filing your claim. If you were to be fired, demoted, or suspended, you would then have a claim for lost wages.
While you are certainly free to hire an attorney to pursue the matter on your behalf, it may not be financially wise to do so, since their fee will come out of any amount that you recover. However, For attorney referrals, visit this link: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=CA
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