Richmond, VA asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California

Q: I am a Truck Driver which drove from California to Connecticut. On my way back, the company's bank repossess the truck

Do I have any rights as a consumer to receive my money for completing a job. I was told the individual that works as the accountant took the money that was suppose to pay for the truck therefore not paying me for a job I completed. Need your help...thank you in advance.

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you were an employee, you can file a claim with the Labor Commissioner in the state where you were hired to do the job. If you were an independent contractor, you can sue in Small Claims for up to $10k (in CA). You would sue the person who was supposed to pay you, not the accountant.

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Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel
Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In the situation you've described, you're not a consumer, you're an employee or contractor. If this is not a small claims matter, you should contact an attorney who practices in those areas. Good luck!

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