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    I have more of a question. I was once told that sometimes it's much faster to go through small claims court to recover wages. And that neither party can use an attorney. I believe that in California the max that a person can claim is $7500 in small claims court. Has this ever been done, and can it be done?

    Thanks.

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    This should help you.

    http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov:80/selfhelp/smallclaims/
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      It can be done but I would advise against it.
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      • #4
        If you have a legitimate wage claim you should either file with the labor board or get an attorney to represent you. If you have a valid case, finding an attorney who will take it on contingency should not be hard, and attorney's fees would be part of the suit.

        Small claims court, while legally an option, has no advantage that I can see over either of these. It has a big disadvantage in that winning and collecting are two very different things. After a small claims court win, you are on your own to collect. After a labor board win, the labor board will assist you in collecting. An attorney who has won your contingency case will be quite interested in collecting.
        Please post questions on the forum rather than sending me a private message or email. That way others who have similar issues have access to the discussion.

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          Makes sense. Thanks all.

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