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 million of dollars each year in unpaid wages. Since you’re reading this, you are probably one of them.
Based one what I 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 you're 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
Who is California's best wage and hour lawyer/ employment lawyer?
According to many folks, Bill Turley is considered California's best wage and hour lawyer - he's the unpaid wages class action 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.
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 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. I suggest that you check out all of this great free information:
How to claim my confidential, free, no obligation unpaid wages analysis.
Am I owed waiting time penalties?
Not getting paid for all time worked
What is time shaving?
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.
I know about wage theft, I know how unfair it is, I see it every day. Which is why I have been asked to testify before the California State Senate and the California State Assembly on wage theft issues. And why I have 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 I 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
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).
I am regularly asked to testify before the California State Senate and the California State Assembly on unpaid wages law. I helped write the recent changes to California's unpaid wages PAGA laws.
Bill was recently names "California's Leading Wage and Hour Class Action Lawyer" on the cover of San Diego Attorney Journal.
Knowledge is power
I want make my 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 I crafted this website with an unpaid wages article library, blog, FAQ page and videos.
It is why I offer my 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.
I suggest you get your confidential, free, no obligation unpaid wages analysis - so you can find out how much you're really owed.
Some Nice Stuff People Are Sayin'
You can't always believe everything you read on the Internet. I can talk about myself all I want, but at the end of the day you are more likely to get a better idea of how I operate and my achievements if someone else tells you about them. So here's what other folks are saying:
Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys
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
- Physicians Assistants
- Workers illegally classified as "independent contractors"
- Warehouse workers
- Fulfillment center workers
- Distribution center workers
- Factory workers
- Logistics workers
- and many more workers....
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. I 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.