I take care of a68 year old man I've been working for him since. October 2017 iam not through an agency iam a private caregiver.work for him 24 for 7 until barely about a month ago.ive brought him back to where he is stronger than ever he really doesn't need me as much n he could do for himself that was our goal .well the doctors n nurses told me.now that I take more time out he's always threatening me for elderly abuse plus he underpays me .He didn't pay me for the first year and when he started paying me only 500 a month can you help is there anything I could do because the way he treats me n does is not right
You most certainly are entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage for your time spent working for this gentleman. The real question would be if you could recover any money from him, i.e., does he have the assets needed to respond to a judgment you might receive against him.
If you wish to pursue this claim, it would be wise 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 work 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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