California Employment Law
Have California Employment Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer.
My employer never showed me proof of the increase in premiums and they did not tell me until about 2 weeks ago. I was sent an email saying I didn't reimburse them for his insurance premiums per our agreement. Nothing was said about them neglecting to inform me of the increase. Today he came to me asking how I wanted to pay them back. My response was "I'm not". I don't think I should have to pay for a bookkeeping error on their part two years after the fact. I knew the labor code indicating that they could not withhold monies without written consent. I just wanted to make sure legally I don't have to reimburse them after they paid the bill every month and never mentioned to me that there was an increase. I explained that if they had done so at the time I would have been more than happy to pay the increase in premiums (even though nothing was ever in writing). This is a CPA firm and we are supposed to be the experts.
I was not given a reason as to why they failed to inform me about the increase.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).