“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure you do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating, no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk-just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
Working Hard for the Rest of Us
When it comes to California Truck and Delivery drivers, there is no one who works harder then these men and women. They provide for the rest of us and they bust their butts while their doing it.
And the one thing that ticks me off more then anything, is seeing these hard working folks like yourself getting ripped off by the companies they work for.
I recommend you reading my free book, California Truck and Delivery Driver Wage Theft: The Ultimate Straight Talk Guide To Getting Your Hard Earned Wages Back. It is full of useful information to help you earn your money back.
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What is PAGA?
Many of you know that I represent more drivers than any lawyer in California. Almost every day I am talking to California drivers. Recently, I was asked “what is PAGA and how does it affect me (a California driver)?”
Great question. So in this series of articles, I am going to explain what PAGA is and in later posts, I will explain how PAGA may affect California drivers.
As usual, this article is not legal advice nor a guarantee of what is going to happen in your case.
Private Attorney General Act or as it is commonly called PAGA, authorizes employees that are subject to illegal labor code violations to act as private attorney generals to recover civil penalties from their employers for violations of the labor code. This can be so, so powerful. You, in essence, can bring a case like the California Attorney General when your employer violations California wage and hour laws.
The idea behind PAGA is that the legislature understands that the DSLE was very understaffed and they also realized that the DLSE can be subject to political pressure. In response, the legislature came up with PAGA.
So what PAGA does is that it allows you to take on the company as if you were the Attorney General of California. You are getting penalties from the company that has stolen your wages. This is great stuff for California workers.
In later posts I am going to discuss the following:
- PAGA rules
- What you can recover
- Why PAGA is so powerful
- Nuts and bolts of PAGA cases
- Why PAGA is so great for California workers (including truck and delivery drivers)
- And more
What I do
I represent well over 100,000 California workers. I While I handle all types of California wage and hour cases - my sub-specialty is representing California commercial drivers, truck drivers and delivery drivers.
We can do a wage audit for you, at no cost to you - we always get the employers to pay our fees.