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Bill Turley is considered the best California unpaid wages lawyer - he's regularly chosen to testify before the California State Senate and California State Assembly on wage and hour law and represented the workers in the historic California Supreme Court case - Brinker vs. Superior Court

If you believe you haven't gotten paid all the wages that you've earned - you have come to the right place

This is the most comprehensive website on California unpaid wages law. If you scroll down on this page -  you will find links to great free articles on just about every important issue in California wage law, California wages class actions and/or PAGA cases. 

What can I do if I'm not paid all of the wages that I'm owed?

According to many recent studies, California employers fail to pay workers in hundreds of millions of dollars each year in unpaid wages. Since you’re reading this, you may be one of these employees that hasn't been paid the wages that you're owed under California law. 

Based on what we see is that while many folks suspect their employer is not paying them all of the wages they have earned, nobody really realizes the extent of how many different ways they are being cheated out of wages and how much it all adds up to.

Meaning that most employers if they aren’t paying you your hard earned wages in one way, they are probably doing it a bunch of other ways also.

Often times these amounts can seem small. A few minutes here or a few minutes there. But when you add them up over the course of a month or a year - they really add up. And if they’re doing it to you, they’re almost always doing it to other workers also.  

You can do a lot about not being paid the wages that you're owed.  

This website is all about educating you about how your wages are being stolen and helping you do something about getting your hard earned wages back. 


Bill Turley is often asked to testify on wage and hour law before the California State Senate and California State Assembly on wage laws

Bill Turley testifying at the California senate regarding California wage laws.


Bill Turley is considered the leading unpaid wages lawyer!

According to many folks, Bill Turley is considered California's best unpaid wages lawyer - he's the attorney that's chosen to testify before the California State Senate and California State Assembly on wage and hour law. Bill was the workers lawyer in the historic California Supreme Court case - Brinker vs. Superior Court.

Bill helped write the recent changes to the unpaid wages PAGA laws. We're not saying he is the best reviewed California wage lawyer to brag - it's so you know that he really is THE expert on California wage law. It's why Bill was named "California's Leading Wage and Hour Class Action Lawyer."

A No B.S. straight-shooter lawyer

Believe it or not, Bill is known for being a no B.S. straight-up lawyer. Besides being known as one of the leading experts on this area of the law in California, one of the reasons why Bill is asked to testify at legislature hearings  when California law is being made - - is because he is known for being straight-forward and blunt. He is known for being no B.S., with no lawyer-talk, no double-talk.



The satisfaction of getting your check for unpaid wages!!

Unpaid wages class action lawyer - Bill Turley - The satisfaction of getting your check for your unpaid wages!!


What this website is all about: 

It's important that you understand your wage rights under California law. This website is all about giving you the knowledge so you can stand up and do something about the fact that you're not getting paid all the wages that you have worked so hard to earn. 

This website is the most comprehensive website on California wage and hour law. We suggest that you check out all of this great free information: 

What can I do when I'm not paid on time? 

What is an unpaid wages analysis? 

How to claim my confidential, free, no obligation unpaid wages analysis

How can I calculate the unpaid wages that I am owed?

What are my time limits for bringing an unpaid wages case (statutes of limitations for wage cases)

California rest break law

Am I owed waiting time penalties?

What can I do if  I don't get paid on time?

California meal break law 

Not getting paid for all time worked

California overtime laws

Regular rate of pay

What are California minimum wage laws? 

Misclassification / Independent Contractors: Am I owed wages if I was misclassified as an independent contractor?

What is time shaving?

Gathering unpaid wages evidence: How do I gather evidence to win my unpaid wages case?

California Wage Orders

PAGA penalties: How can I receive PAGA penalties?

What is Wage Theft?

Wage theft is when companies steal their employee's wages and is probably one of the biggest problems for workers in America today. It’s an expensive problem too, a multi-billion dollar a year problem in fact.

Chances are, it is your problem too. 

It can be a few minutes shaved off here, an hour overtime deducted there or an auto-deducted, non-existent meal break for some workers. This time is time you are working and not getting paid. And let me tell you that time and that money adds up quick. In some cases we could be talking thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars a year. 

And that's your money. 

We know about wage theft, we know how unfair it is, we see it every day. Which is why Bill Turley has been asked to testify before the California State Senate and the California State Assembly on wage theft issues. And why he has been asked to draft proposed legislation on stopping wage theft with the United States Senate Commerce Committee.  



Wage Theft: The illegal practice of the company not paying you for all of your work

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 other such illegal activity all falls under the umbrella of wage theft. California wage laws come from three main places - the California Labor Code, California Wage Orders and California courts. 

Based on what we see, these companies steal their employees' wages weekly and most of the time these employees have no idea it's even happening. 

This is where you come in. You need to stand up, not just for yourself but for your co-workers too, and say, “No, I am not going to take it anymore”. Then it's time to lawyer up and plunge into the battle to get your hard-earned wages back.


Bill Turley was recently named California's Leading Wage and Hour Class Action Lawyer 


Bill Turley on the cover of San Diego Attorney Journal magazine

Bill was recently named "California's Leading Wage and Hour Class Action Lawyer" on the cover of San Diego Attorney Journal. 

We're not saying this to brag. We're telling you this so you will know that Bill knows what he's talking about.  Bill Turley represented the workers in the leading California Supreme Court case on California unpaid wages law - Brinker vs. Superior Court.  Bill wrote the winning briefs in the recent California Supreme Court cases - Augustus vs. ABM (the leading case on rest breaks) and Williams vs. Superior Court (the case that gives you the right to getting the names of your co-employees in a PAGA case).


Bill is regularly asked to testify before the California State Senate and the California State Assembly on unpaid wages law. He helped write the recent changes to California's unpaid wages PAGA laws.



Getting your settlement check... Yes!!!!

The best wages class action lawyer - Bill Turley - Getting your settlement check!! Yes!!!

Knowledge is power

Bill wants to make his knowledge and experience of California wage laws available for every driver, warehouse worker, or hourly employee out there. So they know their rights and if they do find themselves involved in a wage and hour class action case they know what to do and how to win. It is why we crafted this website with an unpaid wages article library, blog, FAQ page and videos

It is why we offer Bill's book, California Truck & Delivery Driver Wage Theft, here for FREE. 

Knowledge is power and you need to use that power to get back what you have already earned and now deserve. 

But you have to act on your knowledge. You have to do something. 

We suggest you get your confidential, free, no obligation unpaid wages analysis - so you can find out how much you're really owed. 

Bill Turley - California's leading wage and hour attorney

Some Nice Stuff People Are Sayin'

You can't always believe everything you read on the Internet. We can talk about Bill, but at the end of the day you are more likely to get a better idea of how we operate and Bill's achievements if someone else tells you about them. So here's what other folks are saying:

Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2019

Highest Avvo.com Rating

Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys

Happy clients with their settlement checks from a California unpaid wages case.
What makes this all worthwhile - when employees receive their checks for unpaid wages!

We Want To Help

Our firm accepts unpaid wages cases from every California-based 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 than others.

For example, employees in the retail industry are frequently misclassified as overtime 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
  • Clerks
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Workers illegally classified as "independent contractors"
  • Warehouse workers
  • Fulfillment center workers
  • Distribution center workers
  • Factory workers 
  • Logistics workers
  • and many more workers....


Call an experienced unpaid wages lawyer today at 619-304-1000  - If you call after regular business hours, when you leave a message, be sure to repeat your name and telephone number twice, so we get it correctly. And be sure to indicate whether it's okay if we respond by text.

Text us at 858-281-8008 - Be sure and put "new wage case" in your text.

Or leave us a message on this webpage.

Disclaimer: No two cases are ever the same. Our success in prior cases is never a guarantee of success in other cases. Remember the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes. No one can guarantee any particular result on any case, including wage class action cases and PAGA cases. We suggest that if anyone does guarantee you any particular result. Run. Fast. They are B.S.'ing you and you should not hire them as your lawyer. 

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