Q: Lived & worked at a home for 15 yrs w/o warning was served a 30 day quit notice
I don't want an eviction but have no money to move or get a lawyer. + I am owed back wages + out of pocket cash. What can I do ? is the 30 quit notice legal?
A residence provided as part of the employment bargain can be ended at the moment the employment ends. There is nothing you can do to extend your right to stay unless the residency started as a normal tenancy.
As to being owed money, you are likely entitled to money, but far more would need to be known. Your right to recover wages and penalties will be limited by the statute of limitations so it is important that you move quickly to preserve your rights. It would be wise for you 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 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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