Love it Jaymee. These are the actions of people who’ve never faced what I described to you and have zero training. Your life and choices come first, but with your situation and Talia’s previously, these are obviously not isolated. There are high priced “HR” non-HR people that are going to cost Stoppelman a lot. I will help as I can. I also think you might do better with a Los Angeles area labor attorney. I don’t know of too many in the Bay Area and of course there will be many easily paid off or simply not knowledgeable about the many avenues for legal action in the violations present. I hate to be nasty but even encourage them to say/do more nasty things to you. It will be all the worse for them in court.
Oh — and “Entrepreneur Experts” — this is someone who’s actually run payroll and built numerous buildings and raised $multi-millions. If you’re still hanging around TechCrunch you do not know squat. The laws you think don’t exist have been in force for decades for real businesses. Now it is time for you people to join the real world.
PS — Uber, Lyft, and all the online “freelance sites” — would love all to be either payroll or shut down.