Q: what does someone do to get wages due to them that are being denied, falsely?
A: File a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or hire an attorney to represent you.
You have several options: (1) You can try to negotiate payment yourself; (2) You can hire an attorney to negotiate payment; (3) You can file an administrative wage claim with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement; (4) Or you can file a lawsuit. Each of these options has pros and cons.
I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney who will further examine your situation and explain your options. Most employment law attorneys in California offer free of charge initial consultations, and thereafter may take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay attorney’s fees unless and until there is a positive outcome for you. They may also advance either all or partial costs of litigation.
You can look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section or go to California Employment Layers Association (www.cela.org), an organization whose members are committed to representing employees’ rights.
Maya L. Serkova
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