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 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.