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I HAD AN EMPOLYEE THAT WORKED FOR ME APPROX 2.5 YEARS AGO AND HE TOOK ME TO THE LABOR BOARD AND LOST, ALTHOUGH I DID PAY HIM A $1000.00 TO SETTLE THE CASE AND GOT A RELEASE AND NOW HE IS FILING A PAGA CLAIM AGAINST ME. CAN HE DO THAT
Thank you for you're answer. Can you tell me why the attorney took this case. The claimant an I both live in Fresno and his attorney is in the L.A. area and like you said I do have a signed release and I also read the claimant only has one year to file a paga claim. I would not be surprised if he did not tell his attorney that he did receive a $1000.00 settlement from me and I have a signed release. Any idea why his attorney would take the case? Thank you, Rick
This guy does not have any money so I'm sure he is not hourly with the attorney and I'm sure the attorney knows what he is doing since he specializes in this type of case. I have been to two different attorneys and actually got my retainer back because I found out more than what he knew and he wasn't a Employment law attorney which I thought he was because he was referred to me by a bankrupsy attorney. I did see #2 attorney but I've actually learned more from you. Do you know of anyone in the Fresno area you can refer me to. Thank you, Rick
Thanks again for your reply and kind words. Unfortunately, the terms of service of this site prohibit us from making direct referrals. The most I am able to do is guide you to referral sites through which you can locate competent attorneys in your area. I particularly like Martin Dale, which provides a well-respected form of attorney skill ratings. See here: http://www.martindale.com/Labor-and-Employment/s-california/fresno-lawyers.htm?c=SYou'll want an "AV" rated attorney.I hope this helps and please let me know if you require any further clarification.