1. He did not pay me my wages. But he did give me just enough money to pay rent, groceries, and etc. (less than 5k)
2. I invested several thousand dollars. Now they are saying it's was joing venture therefore, they do not owe any money but i owe them for damages.
3. his lawyer accusing me of stealing company money (money that he gave me with company check plus debit card w/ my name on it which i used after approval)
Shall I just get help from DLSE or need labor lawyer? Thank you.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer
You should consult an attorney in California to pursue a Wage and Hour claim as soon as possible.