McKinleyville, CA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California

Q: Is there such a thing as an undercover labor law auditor?

In my 30 years of work history I have found that every employer exploits their by the hour, non-exempt, non union, at will employees every chance they get by violating various labor laws. They know their 'no skill' employees dont know the law. So whether its meal violations, employee bearing burden of business expenses, misclassification, not paying overtime, sexual harrassment, discrimination, retaliation, safety violations, etc. When employers talk about how valuable their employees are, the value they are reffering to is the money they save or earn from their 'replaceables' working through breaks, in unsafe conditions, shifting expenses to them.

I would like to become an undercover labor law auditor. Are there any lawyers or organizations out there that would be interested in helping me do something, as little or as much as I can do, to take the companies lacking business ethics to court in a premeditated, methodical way? Pick a big company. I will get hired & document everything

2 Lawyer Answers
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As admirable as your intentions, unless you are injured by the unlawful practices of the employer, you would have no standing to make any legal claims against these employers. If you want to help, find a way to inform the workers of the violations and encourage them to locate and consult with an attorney.

Good luck to you.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: While there is no official job title for an "undercover labor law auditor," there are various organizations and agencies that conduct investigations and audits to ensure employers comply with labor laws. These include the United States Department of Labor, the California Labor Commissioner's Office, and various non-profit organizations that advocate for workers' rights.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, you may want to consider pursuing a degree in law or a related field, or gaining experience in the areas of labor law, investigations, or auditing. There may also be organizations or law firms that specialize in representing workers in cases related to labor law violations.

It is important to note that documenting and reporting labor law violations can be a complex and potentially risky process, as it may involve gathering evidence and potentially filing lawsuits against employers. It is recommended that you seek legal advice before taking any actions that could potentially have legal consequences.

If you need legal assistance or advice, contact my office. We also offer a free consultation option for potential clients.

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