Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Wage theft can be conducted through various means such as: failure to pay overtime, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification, illegal deductions in pay, working off the clock, discriminatory disparities in pay, or not being paid at all.

Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

Russ Kalen

"I'm so glad my coworker encouraged me to call Attorney Lizana."

I worked full time as a Bartender at a night club for $3.25 plus tips.  Most weeks my combined wages and tips averaged out to be far less than the state minimum wage of $7.25.  After I confronted my supervisor about the underpayment, he retaliated by scaling back my work hours to less than 20 hours a week.  Attorney Lizana helped me recover my wages owed, back pay for the reduced hours and job search expenses.  I'm so glad my coworker encouraged me to call Attorney Lizana.

Refusals to Pay Overtime

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Lisa Sanchez

"Attorney Lizana recovered twice the amount of overtime owed to me."

I worked full time as an Assistant Manager for a retail clothing company.  The company required me to report to work a half hour early every morning to open the store.  I was not  paid for the additional half hour, which over a period of two years amounted to 255 hours of unpaid overtime pay.  Attorney Lizana recovered twice the amount of overtime owed to me, and forced the company to pay my attorneys fees.  I highly recommend Attorney Lizana if you need help recovering your unpaid overtime pay.

Misclassification of Positions

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Andrew King

"Attorney Lizana helped me turn a bad situation around. "

When I started working for a trucking company as a mechanic, they told me that I would have to be paid as an independent contractor. They required me to purchase my company  uniform.  They set my work schedule, furnished my tools and micro-managed my performance.  I worked roughly 55 hours a week for two years and received a small annual bonus, but no overtime pay. Attorney Lizana helped me turn a bad situation around. He sued the company and forced them to pay me my unpaid overtime.