“I’ll tell you what the public likes more than anything.
It’s the rarest commodity in the world – honesty.” Merle Haggard
“I always use plain English that everyone can understand, with no sugarcoating, no lawyer talk, no double talk. Just old fashioned, unsweetened truth.” California's Leading Wage and Hour Lawyer - Bill Turley
What is wage theft?
Wage theft is the biggest problem for workers in America today. Based upon what I see everyday California companies are stealing workers wages. It’s a multi-billion dollar a year problem in California. And chances are, it is your problem.
It is a few minutes here, a meal period there for some workers. Which really adds up quick.
In many instances, we are talking thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars a year.
This is why I have been asked to testify on wage theft before the California State Senate and the California State Assembly on wage theft issues. And it is why I have been asked to draft proposed legislation with the United States Senate Commerce Committee.
Wage theft is the illegal practice of the company not paying you for all of your work including:
Violating minimum wage laws, not paying overtime, forcing you to work off the clock, not paying you for all the time that you worked, time-shaving, not providing you meal periods, not authorizing and permitting rest periods, not paying you wages in a timely manner, not providing accurate pay-stubs and much more.
Based on what I see is that these companies are stealing all these wages every week and the workers have no idea so much of the time.
This is why it is so important for one of the workers to be willing to step up and say, “No, I am not going to take it anymore.” Someone willing to stand up for their wage rights and the wage rights of the other employees in the company.
What It Takes To Be a Great Lawyer
What qualities should you look for in a lawyer? There are many, but I will give you a good place to start. You need a lawyer that you can trust. A lawyer that is going to win your case with the truth.
Part of having a lawyer that you can trust is having a lawyer that is competent to handle your case. Most wage and hour cases involve taking on a big company. In order to win your wage and class action you will need a lawyer that is ready, willing and able to beat the company. A lawyer that has the skill and courage to take on and beat the company.
But at the end of the day, it all comes down to integrity. That is, winning with honesty, winning with the truth.
California's King of the Road
We handle California wage theft cases in many different industries, and one of the largest industries where we see wage theft is the trucking industry. My Dad grew up driving a truck. He loved to drive. I rode with him sometimes when I was a boy, sitting in the front seat of various trucks from panel trucks to big rigs. I remember listening to him turn up the radio when Roger Miller’s King of the Road came on. We would sing along together. I loved riding with my Dad. I sure do miss him. Because of this I have a big place in my heart for truck drivers.
Lawyers have to remember that we are not better than our clients. We are not in any way superior. I have been around lawyers that act like they are better than other folks. I remember a lawyer that was talking down about their client. He called them “trailer trash.” When I heard him say this, it stung. I lived in a trailer when I was in fifth grade. My grandmother lived in a trailer. My Mom grew up living in a trailer. That doesn’t make me or my family trash.
I am privileged to represent thousands of truck drivers. I am blessed to represent so many good, hard-working people. Today, it is my understanding that my law firm represents more Teamsters, truck drivers and/or delivery drivers than any law firm in California. So, in that since I am “California’s King of the Road.”
Only I am not a king. I am a regular guy - just like my clients. Just like the drivers that I represent. I have been bestowed the honor of being their voice. So it doesn’t make me a king. It just means that I am blessed to represent so many good, hard working, down to earth people.
Check out my book, California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft. I wrote the book to help truckers in California to understand their rights and to recognize wage theft when it happens.
California's Best Truck Driver Wage Lawyer
Bill represents more truck drivers and delivery drivers than any lawyer in California. We have recovered millions and millions of
dollars for California truck drivers and delivery drivers and we have filed class actions against many of the biggest truck companies and delivery companies. I will talk more about what attributes you should look for in the best truck wage lawyer in California.
The Voice of Experience
Because our practice has been focused on protecting workers' rights for more than two decades, we are able to offer workers unique insights into the California wage and hour system and the requirements that it imposes on them. We have the experience to make sure you receive every dime that you deserve for your wages.
Millions And Millions in Recovered Wage & Hour Cases
Bill has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
We Accept Cases From Almost Every California Industry
Our firm accepts wage and hours cases from every California industry. We represent workers at every level. From laborers to company executives. Over the years we have found some industries are more likely to break California's strict wage and hour laws more than other industries.
For example, employees in the retail industry are frequently misclassified as exempt and are known to work long hours without appropriate compensation. Other industries which are found to have consistently broken California/s wage and hour laws include:
- Mechanics and Vehicle Technicians
- Restaurant cooks, food servers and waiters, floor and kitchen managers
- Maids, hotel staff
- Information technology engineers, programmers, and system administrators.
- Delivery personnel, warehouse personnel, pickers, loaders
- Truck drivers, Delivery Drivers
- Financial services employees and support staff.
- Insurance employees, insurance adjusters
- Outside sales and commission sales employees.
- Administrative workers, executive
- Physicians Assistants
- Workers illegally classified as "independent contractors"
Bill Turley at the California Supreme Court for Brinker v. Superior Court Hearing
Bill Turley and Dave Mara were Plaintiff Counsel in the landmark employee rights case California Supreme Court case Brinker vs. Superior Court. This case affects every hourly employee in California. If you are a California hourly employee - this case has affected you also.
The Brinker case made great law for every hourly employee in California. The Brinker Supreme Court case established the companies duty to provide meal and rest breaks for California workers. This has been perhaps the biggest and most important case for California workers.
Who is the best truck wage lawyer in California?
You may be wondering who is the best truck wage lawyer in California. It's a good question. Here are some of the attributes that you should look for:
1. How many truck companies and delivery companies have they had cases against?
2. Have they handled any "high-profile" cases?
3. Do they have a proven track record of beating trucking companies and delivery companies?
4. Have they been asked to filed Amicus Briefs with the California Supreme Court?
5. Do they have the highest Avvo.com rating?
6. Have they been awarded the SuperLawyer award?
7. Have they written an books on California truck wage issues?
8. Have they been asked to testify before the California State Senate on wage issues?
9. Have they been asked to testify before the California Sate Assembly on wage issues?
10. Have they helped draft any wage related legislation?
11. Have they worked with the United States Commerce Committee on proposed truck driver wage legislation?
12. Are they known for being straight-up?
These are some of the questions you should be asking.
California Wage & Hour Lawyer Bill Turley
Awarded Super Lawyer - 2011-2017
Highest Avvo.com Rating
Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys
Recently testified before the California State Senate on Wage and Hour Issues (only class action lawyer invited to testify).
Recently was asked by the United States Senate Commerce Committee to help draft proposed federal wage and hour related legislation.
Teaches other lawyers how to practice wage and hour law
Finally, no two cases are ever the same. Our success in prior cases is never a guarantee of success in other cases. The only things in life that are guaranteed is death and taxes. Anyone that tells you that they can guarantee the result in a lawsuit is not being straight-up.