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My former employee refused to pay for legal fees involved in

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My former employee refused to pay for legal fees involved in a suit against the company when I was employed there. I paid my own attorney fees. I read the California Labor Law and they way I read the law the have to defend you or pay your legal fees. They are refusing to pay. How do I recover those fees. Also I was the only one of the people named in the law suit they did not defend
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Cal. Labor Code 2802 requires the employer to pay the expenses of any employee incurred within the scope of employment. If your employer won't pay, you file a wage claim with the DLSE (click here).

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