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LinkUS Wage Theft Class Action For California Drivers/ Technicians

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LinkUS California Technician Wage Theft Class Action Lawsuit

The LinkUS Wage Theft Class Action For California Drivers/ Technicians

The LinkUS website boasts that “We Do The Cool Stuff.” And “A Team that’s Right for Your Project.”  LinkUS drivers/ technicians install and service DISH Network satellite TV systems. No doubt that these LinkUS drivers/ technicians work hard for their pay. But according to a LinkUS California Driver/ Technician lawsuit that we filed, LinkUS is stealing the wages from their hardworking drivers/ technicians.

Let’s talk about the allegations in the LinkUS California class action lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, LinkUs is engaged in wage theft. That’s right, the lawsuit is about LinkUS systematically stealing wages from their California technicians.


What Is Wage Theft?

Wage theft is the illegal practice of the company not paying you for all of your work. For example, violating minimum wage laws, not paying you at the correct wage, not paying overtime at the correct rate, not paying you for all time worked, time-shaving, not providing you meal periods, not providing you rest periods, not paying all wages at time of termination, not including all information that the law provides must be provided on your wage stubs and more.


What’s Up With The LinkUS California Technician Class Action Lawsuit?

Those of you that follow this website realize that our law firm represents more drivers than any other law firm in California. In fact, I don’t know of any law firm in America that represents more drivers. While I realize that LinkUS calls it’s drivers “technicians” - they fall under California Wage Order No. 9 - Transportation. Which, of course, is the same Wage Order as drivers.

What I have seen over the years is that the companies that are engaging in the most prevalent wage theft, protest the most when they are caught with their hands in their employee’s wallets stealing wages.  It is the same when a criminal is caught by the police red-handed, or when a politician is caught or a case of spousal cheating.  

It sure seems that those that are most guilty tend to scream the loudest in order to try and direct attention away from their own misconduct. I am sure that you have seen the same type of thing.

Thus, it is not surprising that we recently received a letter from the lawyers hired by LinkUS to defend them in this lawsuit. The letter is the typical “not my Johnny” letter. I call it the legal version of the “huff and puff and I will blow your house down letter”.  

Rather than get into all the crap that this letter states, I thought I would share with you the last line of the letter, “We request that you dismiss this action immediately, or we will be forced to seek sanctions against your law firm, after this case is dismissed on summary judgement or the class fails to be certified.”

Why is it that I only seem to get these “huff and puff and I will blow your house down” type of letters from relatively small town law firms?  From their website there are only 5 lawyers in the law firm.  My little ole law firm seems more than twice as big as their law firm.  

Please understand that I am usually up against some of the biggest law firms in the world. Law firms with thousands of lawyers. These big-time law firms rarely, if ever, send me these “huff and puff and I will blow your house down letters”.  Is this how these law firms intimidate other lawyers?  Are you kidding....?

Isn’t it always the way? When someone gets busted red-handed they hire a lawyer that screams “foul” at the top of their lungs?  It sure seems that way.

In any event, what the lawyers for LinkUS have done is motivate us to win this case.


Status Of The Case

Based upon inadequate responses to some of our discovery requests, Plaintiff has filed a discovery motion to compel as against LinkUS.   I will keep you posted.


What Can You do In Order To Help?

If you are a current or former LinkUS employee we would like your take. You can call us and speak to us confidentially. Speaking to a lawyer is sort of like talking to a priest. You can talk to a lawyer and no one can ever find out what was said between you and us.  

Please understand that there are no guarantees in life and law other than death and taxes. I - nor anyone else - including LinkUS’s lawyers can guarantee any particular result with any legal case. It is the same with this case. There are any number of reasons why this wage and hour class action lawsuit could be lost and/or not certified.

But with that being said, I really like this case. Based upon my investigation, it seems to me that this is a very good case. I only get paid if I win a class action lawsuit. I put all of the money up. My clients don’t have to pay for these expensive lawsuits. I pay for them. I wouldn’t be putting my money up if I didn’t like the case. And I like this case.

I look forward to hearing from you.

William Turley
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I worked for LinkUs from 2006 to 2016 as an FSM. Most of what I've read here is very accurate. And I can add my reason for leaving was because I performed work for Linkus in California under the promise of making additional pay. When I did not get the pay promised by the C.O.O of Linkus, I asked what happened and was blatantly lied to, and put in my 2 week notice. LinkUs did some very shady/questionable things daily during my time employed there. And if you went against one of the COO's family, whom controlled every part of the business, you were zeroed in on. A GM was fired because he constantly challenged the inconsistencies and wrong doing of the COO's family. LinkUs is owned by 3 separate principals, none of the 3 being the COO. But the COO's family controls all operations.
Posted by G on January 24, 2020 at 04:59 PM
I worked for lancas from July 2nd of 2002 only to be fired February 26th 2019 I'm sorry not fired terminated for manipulating a GPS unit that was in the truck that was linked to my work phone which is linked to the job that you were clocked into and working on I don't understand why I was fired I was not given paperwork on why I was being suspended I got no final termination paperwork and I would like to speak to someone at this Law Firm I would like to open a new case please email me the corner reading this thank you
Posted by todd on August 17, 2019 at 12:56 AM
I worked as a tech as well they would change my pay stub and add lunches and breaks I could never take with the workload and the 500+ miles a day in drive time. I was forced to use my own vehicle after working for them for a month because I was too young for their insurance. I was in a not at fault accident while on the clock and was airlifted to a local hospital. When I finally heeled I was told they had to cut the amount of techs they had and offered a part time office job in place of my 60+ a week job I had prior to my wreck
Posted by Zachary White on July 31, 2019 at 02:06 PM
I worked for Linkus 11+ years and was #1 in sales. Commissions were not paid in a timely manner, referral pay was not paid in a timely manner and many times was skimmed and not the full amount. Many of these comments are from those who gave me referrals and some were not paid, or not given full benefit for their referrals. The referrals that I received were then given to other sales personnel who did not know how to go in fight for the techs not being paid. I was no longer paid for the hard work generated to obtain referrals from these fine group of hard working techs. Commercial referrals were no longer paid to the sales personnel and techs were being cut out, as well. The command center manager is the daughter of the COO and is the one who creates the havoc and targets ones by not favored by her, unfortunately. We have all worked hard to make a success only to be cut off at the knees. Linkus should take notice of all these folks who have worked hard to make them successful. Not screw them out of hard earned wages. It's called stealing!
Posted by Denise on May 24, 2019 at 07:57 PM
I've worked for Linkus for 2 years now, and was making more money couple of months ago. Now a simple question that I ask can't even be answered honestly. Never get breaks. 30 minute lunch window which is usually from job to job, while their people at headquarters get an hour every day, to which all communication is cut off, only line of communication is through email. Another technician out of my office made same amount of points but his bonus point wages were higher. All I receive for an answer is a complex answer about thresholds and if I keep my hours down, bonus point wages will be higher. I'm not sure that legal in any pay system. Most other driver positions start at $15-17 hr. I'm based out of nevada and make $11 hr now and get to go 30 feet up in the air on a ladder with no fall protection and crawl underneath houses.
Posted by Eric Gyger on March 30, 2019 at 12:15 AM
I worked for linkus twice , once for about 4 and a half months and the second time for about 4 weeks. I had the worst truck in the fleet that was going to be junked the day after I got fired but as fait would have it I forgot to take my medication the night before and fell asleep while driving and wrecked. But before I was taken to the hospital I was forced to sit at the shop and fill out an IR while I suffered from a major concussion and told that I would be fired with a good name if I wasn't on drugs and a bad name if I was. While I filled out this report my boss was looting my truck for tools that I was later charged for and accused of stealing. Also after boot camp I had over 90 hours on my time card for a two week pay period and was only paid for 3 hours of overtime. Awesome company!! NOT!!!!
Posted by Timothy Darden on March 5, 2019 at 08:54 AM
Interested in a lawsuit against LinkUs for changing timecards without authorization, adding lunches when none were taken, no breaks, non paid drive times to work prior to the 715am start time & no break down of commission paychecks or smart home sale break downs of commission for pay or paid time off. Almost died I’m a LinkUs van because they ignored the recall for the power line.
Posted by Juan robles Perez on September 24, 2018 at 01:23 PM
My name is Martin Street... I worked at linkus for 2 and half years. I heard about a class action lawsuit. I want to be apart of the class action suit... Please let me know. Martin Street
Posted by Martin Streer on September 2, 2018 at 11:14 PM
What is the status of this case?
Posted by VH on September 8, 2017 at 02:53 AM
Thanks for reaching out to us. If you worked in California, you most certainly are a member of this putative class action. We would like to talk with you (and all other putative class members). Please give us a call at 619-304-1000. We certainly want to hear your take. While there are no guarantees in life or law, we really like this case.
Posted by Bill Turley on April 18, 2017 at 07:51 PM
I worked for links from 2007 to 2013 long days lots of driving some times 16 hour days 500 mile daily driving am I going to be qualified for this lawsuit ,?
Posted by Rodney Watkins on April 18, 2017 at 07:39 PM
I worked for linkus for two years from 2012 to 2014. I received two separate settlements. They took six months to pay me what they "said" they owed me. Do I have a part in this suit?
Posted by Justin Williams on September 28, 2016 at 09:32 PM
I currently have been working for linkus for about 2 years now and there have been many law suits against them and every time linkus has lost. I felt something seemed fishy when they forced use to switch from paper checks to them giving us a card they load up on our paydays.the only way I get to see my pay stub is through email and from what I can tell there is evidence of them skimming from my bonus wages and shaving off hours. we are forced to work 10-12 hours a day with 1-30 min break for lunch.6 days a week. I work my tail off to provide for my family .I hope you can bring justice for all the employees who are getting screwed by linkus .
Posted by Kyle on September 18, 2015 at 12:20 AM

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