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California Unreimbursed Expenses Attorneys

San Diego, Inland Empire and Los Angeles Employee Rights Lawyers

  In today’s modern work environment, employees are often asked to make significant sacrifices for the sake of their employer. At the same time, employers are also finding other ways to cut corners, such as refusing to respond to unreimbursed work expense requests.

  If your employer has not reimbursed you for work-related expenses or you do not feel safe asking your employer to reimburse your out-of-pocket expenses, consider this: the California labor code requires that employers reimburse employees for certain types of work-related expenses. You have a right to seek reimbursement and a right to bring your employer to court if it doesn’t happen.

  At Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs, our California unreimbursed expenses lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience handling employment law issues. We understand the problems that arise in the workplace and the common missteps that employers make to violate the law. Because we understand the practical realities of the workplace, we are able to efficiently and effectively find the information you need to prove that your employer made a serious mistake.

  Contact our law office in San Diego, California, today. We represent clients in the Inland Empire, San Diego, Los Angeles and throughout California.

Types of Employee Expenses

  Almost any job-related purchase that benefits your employer is considered an employee expense and should be reimbursed by your employer, including:

  • Tools and equipment needed for the job, such as construction tools required for a construction job
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing
  • Required physical examinations
  • Professional license fees or other licensing fees
  • Nametags
  • Mileage driven during work (not to and from work) for work-related activities
  • Car repairs, parking fees and other vehicle expenses involving work-related activities
  • Buying work-related uniforms, with company logos and uniforms that cannot be worn for anything but work
  • Work and business-related seminars and education

Assert Your Rights as an Employee. Contact Us.

  Our California employment law attorneys represent security guards, restaurant workers, car mechanics, construction workers and other employees who have unreimbursed work expenses. If you believe your employer should pay some of the expenses you have been forced to pay, contact us. Initial consulitations are always free.

For more information call us at: 858-292-0792 






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“Mr. Heinrichs is truly the most caring attorney I have ever met. After calling for an initial consult and leaving a message, my call was returned with in 30 minutes. He listened to me with out making me feel like a dollar sign and agreed to take on my case. I never had a problem communicating with him. He explained the process and informed me of every next step. I always knew what to expect and what time frame I was looking at. He worked hard on my case and I was happy with the outcome.” Amy L. Lakeside, CA _____________________
“This is the second time I employed the service of this firm and I got a very positive outcome from my labor issue. Mr. Heinrichs is very understanding and professional and his negotiation skills are very effective in lending a voice to any employee that has to face a well defended and lawyered up corporation. I also recommended him to a friend of mine a couple of years back and he was able to also get a decent severance package for that person.”
M. S. Del Mar, CA _____________________
“Ward Heinrichs was very effective in helping me resolve my labor issues with my company. He advised me on settlements and we received the desired outcome very quickly. He also ran through various options on his fees and let me chose the one that worked for me. He is a pleasant and professional attorney and I recommend him highly.” L R. San Diego, CA _____________________
“My name is Jeffrey Walters and I was the lead class representative in a case against Pacific Eagle International Security, Inc., a company that provided armed security guard services for the U.S. Navy. During our case, Ward Heinrichs always responded to my phone calls and many e-mails regarding the many problems we all faced with this case. We worked closely together to prove that California wage law applied to Pacific Eagle, even though the class of security guards worked on property controlled by the Navy. Pacific Eagle believed that only federal wage law applied to it. Without Mr. Heinrichs’ unwavering persistence and total command of the difficult issues in the case, we probably would never have received the money Pacific Eagle owed us. Mr. Heinrichs presented the case through facts obtained through vigorous research. After two years of litigation, Pacific Eagle finally agreed to pay $900,000.00 to settle the class action for unpaid wages, un-reimbursed expenses, penalties, etc. I received $15,000.00 for being one of the class representatives in addition to my share of the money that Pacific Eagle owed me and my fellow security guards. I am very grateful for the hard work and commitment.”
Jeffrey Walters _____________________
“Ward Heinrichs is professional and knows employment law. He is personable, always answers his phone and was available anytime I called. As a person in transition for the very first time in 25 years, he has helped me move forward without any regrets. I would recommend Mr. Heinrichs for any employment related dispute.”
JFM Temecula, Ca. _____________________