Wage Theft?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Kansas City Long Hauler, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. Kansas City Long Hauler

    Kansas City Long Hauler Light Load Member

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    How would you handle this situation other than taking the company to small claims court? I want to create as much drama as I can for the company that ripped me off $1,500
     
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  3. LameMule

    LameMule Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah that's terrible, and the nerve to make you pay for a hotel out of pocket!

    I can't believe that it went all the way up to the general manager before anyone began to take you seriously. What did they say about you being unhappy about your co-driver?
     
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  4. woolybully35us

    woolybully35us Light Load Member

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    file a complaint with the labor board in your state.
     
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  5. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    I am betting my lunch money that this is a 1099 job.
     
  6. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't waste a second, you have little recourse, and a stern lesson should be learned here. You can't win, don't try. Put it in the rear view mirror, and move on. So many great companies to work for, small claims won't do anything and best to put this unpleasantness behind you. I don't think TTR allows the company name, but the "innernet" is huge, and a bad review goes a long ways today.
     
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  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Good question.

    maybe the op will tell us?
     
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Well, the site was created to Report on companies by Truckers, so yea. They have no problem naming name. No personal information, but company names are fine.
     
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We allow the company name. In the interest of fairness we also allow the company to make a response.
     
  10. Mr Uturn

    Mr Uturn Light Load Member

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    Well file a small claims anyway. Then they will have to send somebody to court on the day your case is called. Oh well if you dont show up, judge will either continue or dismiss it.
     
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  11. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I once had a Company owe me $3,000. I called them every day, on their 800#, so did my wife. It took about a week. Finally the Owner got on the phone, complaining about the calls. I told him I’d already filed complaints in Ohio and Michigan Labor Departments. Told him my wife and I would keep calling every day till I’m paid. It worked. Once I mentioned the Department of Labor. I was bluffing though, hadn’t made any complaints.
     
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