Q: Im having issuese with pay and placement with the security company called securitas in los angeles

My paychecks are short , missing or different pay rate. Also i was promise a bouns ... i now have no work beside i believe i asked about my bouns. Hr and their scheduling are no help, they just sent me in circles.

3 Lawyer Answers

Ronald Mahurin

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Point Arena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unfortunately this is not a workers comp question. I tried to find a way to flag the questions, but there were no options. You need to post in employment law. There is no remedy in workers comp. for what you have described.

Louis George Fazzi

  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You need to file a claim with the Labor Commissioner. Copy and paste this link: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm

You can report all your issues to the Labor Commissioner, and their office will handle everything for you. In addition, you can contact an experienced lawyer who knows how to handle Labor Commissioner claims and cases. The labor laws are enforced by the Labor Commissioner, and they will compel the employer to pay you every penny you have not received.

Neil Pedersen

  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Keep all of your time records and pay stubs so you can prove how short each of your paychecks have been.

Regarding pay rate, the issues can be more difficult. If you worked believing you were making one rate based on what you were told, and received a lower rate, then the employer will likely owe you the difference. If you were told you were going to get a different pay rate at some point in the future, and that never happened, you may be without recourse, because the employer has the right to change its mind about that prior to you performing the work. You are considered an at will employee meaning your employer can change the terms and conditions of your employment, including pay, at any time and for any reason or even no reason at all, but simply telling you about the change.

More would need to be known about the bonus issue. Bonuses are subject to the terms of whatever bonus arrangement presented by the employer. An attorney would need to review those terms to give you competent advice.

Good luck to you.

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