Is this legal? 1.) I live in Co. Employer based out of Ga. Employer sent me+3 others frm jobsite in Wy 2 join New crew @job?
2.) Worked full wk, 5days. Last shift of wk done, had a cpl hrs to pack &catch bus 2 Ca. We rode Greyhound nonstop all weekend, no leisure
3.) Arrive in Ca 2 hrs b4 shift start. Were expected to work fr 10 hours because CA crew was behind schedule. I worked 8 hours & asked if could go back 2 hotel bc had been traveling all weekend, VERY tired. Had $200 docked from perdiem fr leaving @8 hours.
4.) Check has gross, perdiem listed as (-400) deduction, then taxes, then net. Net always > gross?
5.) In WY there was an agreement outlining the terms for repaying the company for paying for our first mo. @ air B&B. $2944.82 split equally between the 8 ppl @the airB&B, 2 be deducted 3/2/20. "If anyone leaves jobsite before deduction, deduction will be moved up 2 the 1st available date. Anyone leaves house, remaining ppl will assume their cost& it will be divided between whoever remaining." I stayed til *3/3*, paid $75 fr my own hotel room for a night & with a friend until left for CA on 3/7. They took $368.11 (3/2) & $393.49 (3/9) fr airB&B
1 attorney answer
More would need to be known about the situation to determine if you were an employee and whether you were exempt or non-exempt. However, if you were an non-exempt employee doing work in CA, your employer violated several parts of the California Labor Code which is the law that would apply to you for all work done in California.
It would be prudent 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 in the Find a Lawyer section, 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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