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Thank you for contacting James H. Cordes, Attorney at Law, at WagesNow.com

This office represents employees exclusively in cases to recover unpaid wages, including unpaid overtime, unpaid wages for missed meal and rest periods, unpaid minimum wages, unpaid wages for working off-the-clock, and unpaid bonuses and commissions.

We take cases in Riverside County, particularly the Coachella Valley, as well as in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties, California.

If you are interested in submitting your potential case to Mr. Cordes to review, please do so by completing the following questionnaire in as much detail as you can.

 Name: *
Address:
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E-mail: *
How did you learn about
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Name of employer:
Address of employer (as shown on paycheck stub or W-2 form)
 

City:
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Address of employer (if different from above)
 
City:
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Current/Last Position:
Number of Employees where you worked:

Number of Employees in whole company:



Are you still working for the employer?
Did you quit?
If "Yes", why?
Where you terminated?
If "Yes", what was the reason the employer gave you (even if you do not believe it is true)?
If you do not believe the reason the employer gave you, what do you think the real reason was?
Do you get paycheck deduction statements (pay stubs) with your check?
What was your rate of pay (per hour if you were paid hourly, salary rate if paid salary)?  
Please give a brief description of your most time-consuming duties in a typical day, week, or month.
How many hours did you work per week on average? (Its OK if you do not know precisely, averages are fine. Like in Olympics scoring, disregard the exceptionally high and exceptionally low instances, and focus on what is typical or average, such as "5 hours a week", "2 hours per day", etc.)
Do you believe you are entitled to an unpaid bonus?
If "Yes", please describe how you believe you are entitled to an unpaid bonus.
Do you believe you are entitled to unpaid commissions?
If "Yes", please describe how you believe you are entitled to unpaid commissions.
Do you ever miss your meal break (defined as at least 30 minutes free from all interruptions, regardless of whether you ate or not)?
If "Yes", how often did you miss a meal break? (Its OK if you do not know precisely, averages are fine.)
Do you ever miss one or both of your rest periods (defined as at 10 minutes free from all interruptions, regardless of whether you ate or not)?
If "Yes", how many days did you miss one or more rest periods? (Its OK if you do not know precisely, averages are fine.)
Did you ever work off the clock?
If "Yes", how many hours off the clock did you work? (Its OK to state an average, such as "three hours per week", "one half day every other Saturday", etc.)
If "Yes", why did you work off the clock/not record your hours worked?
How long have you worked for the employer?
Is there anything else that you think the lawyer needs to know to understand your case?

 

  

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