Pioneer, CA asked in Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: I worked for her uncle and never got paid.

no notice just the unlawful detainer.

1 Lawyer Answer

Neil Pedersen

Answered
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you worked and were not paid, you are entitled to at least the minimum wage for all hours that you worked. It may well be that there are other Labor Code violations that occurred as well. Your best next move is to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.

Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.

Good luck to you.

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