If you steal money at work your employer will fire you. Your employer will report you to the police. You will walk out of your job humiliated and in handcuffs.
Yet when your employer steals money from you chances are nothing will happen. Yet employers frequently take wages from the pockets of their employees. Employer fail to pay overtime and regular wages. Employers short commissions, bonuses, tips, and stock options. Employers force you to pay for uniforms. Companies make mystery deductions from your pay. Your boss refuses to pay your final paycheck.
The law enforcement often tells victims that wage theft is a “civil matter”. However the police will arrest you and charge you with a felony if you steal $1000 from your employer. Yet the police department does nothing when a corporation steals $100,000.00 per year from their employees’ wages.
Another small irony, employers steal wages from police officers too. Police departments have victimized their employees by violating wage laws.
When your employer steals your wages, call the Law Offices of James Dal Bon (408)466-5845. We can not charge your employer with a crime. We will fight for double your stolen wages plus penalties. We will demand your employer pay interest and your attorney’s fees.
Wage theft is the most wide spread property crime in the United States:
Employers steal more than 19 billion dollars from the pockets of their employees. Employers steal more money than robbers, auto thieves, larcenists and burglars combined stole from their victims.
The Economic Policy Institute found that “2.4 million workers lose $8 billion annually (an average of $3,300 per year for year-round workers) to minimum wage violations—nearly a quarter of their earned wages. This form of wage theft affects 17 percent of low-wage workers, with workers in all demographic categories being cheated out of pay.”
The study affirms my experience representing workers in California’s Silicon Valley. Wage theft effects every demographic from day laborers to executives. I represent tech executives, gardeners, engineers, janitors, computer programmers, restaurant workers, constructions workers, lawyers, doctors, in hundreds of cases over the past 10 years. If you suffer wage theft please call me (408)466-5845. We treat everyone with respect.
Call the Law Offices of James Dal Bon (408) 466-5845.