LAUSD'S LATEST SCAM- CLEARLY FALSE ASSERTIONS OF TEACHER OVERPAYMENT

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(Originally published 4/11/14...not much has changed since then)

If you are a current or retired employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) there is yet another assault you might find yourself being subjected to- the clearly false allegation that you were overpaid by LAUSD, when the reality is that there is a greater likelihood and in many cases clear and convincing evidence that you were significantly underpaid. In the last few years, LAUSD has been in the process of going after thousands of teachers for these alleged overpayments without any evidence to substantiate that this ever took place and for the sole motive of lessening its bottom line at any cost.
If LAUSD had any real interest in determining the truth, all it would have to do is take your gross salary from any year's last December salary stub and compare it with where you are supposed to be on the LAUSD salary scale to see whether you were either under or overpaid. Rather than do this LAUSD has turned over these false overpayment claims to a collection agency, even though such action is clearly illegal. Worse yet, teachers who have already been targeted for removal from the district on other trumped up charges have found themselves significantly more likely to have LAUSD come after them for these bogus overpayment charges that LAUSD refuses to substantiate with any documentation.
What is making this possible is the LAUSD payroll revision disaster of several years ago with all of it's yet unsettled payroll errors that contrary to claims in the L.A. Times has not come to an end. On the contrary, this payroll revision disaster can now make lemonade out of the lemon that it continues to be by obfuscating under supposed LAUSD claims of "annualization" under which "justification" it claims that teachers were overpaid, when in fact they were not.
One of the many cases that teachers have come to me with, when LAUSD sends a collection agency after them right off the bat is the following: This teacher received a letter from the district that LAUSD had years after the fact, "Discovered overpayments to his salary which needed to be paid back." The paper work quoted a specific sum and sent a pay stub to supposedly "verify" it. The stub only reported a gross of the final salary he had been paid and neither included the sum he was supposedly overpaid nor a coherent explanation as to how the district had arrived at the figures from the information which was provided to the teacher. Before any prior contact or substantiation of the claim with the teacher, the collection of this overpayment had already been assigned to Valer Enterprises,Inc. out of Holbrook NY. "Valer Enterprises Inc. is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau" and Valer Enterprises has apparently become so abusive and flagrant in their collection practices that the law firm, Frederich Schulman & Associates, also out of NY, devotes a significant part of their practice to addressing violations on the part of Valer Enterprises. You can contact Schulman for further information. They may represent you free of charge.
When contacted by Valer, the teacher referenced above replied to them. He indicated to them that it's illegal to attempt to collect on a debt without showing adequate evidence of it. But he also pointed out that Valer Enterprises was well past the statute of limitations for attempting to collect on an alleged overpayment as claimed in their letter dated January 24, 2014. In fact, the section from the contract negotiated between LAUSD and the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) clearly states:
"30.0 Payroll Errors - Limitations Upon Recovery: Any payroll or other salary errors claimed by an employee against the District in a timely manner as provided in the grievance procedure of Article V, shall be corrected retroactively up to a maximum of three years from the date of claim. In the event of an error in favor of an employee, the District shall be limited in its retroactive recovery against the employee to a three-year period dating from the discovery of the error."
So on February 3rd, the teacher informed Valer Enterprises that he didn't intend to pay them anything without a full explanation. He then heard nothing back from Valer Enterprises until April 7th. They left a message to contact them, which he did on April 9th. It was as if their representative never saw or read the reply the teacher had sent to them. This led to a rather unpleasant ending of the conversation, when the teacher told Valer's representative that he planned to lawyer up.
One can rest assured that in LAUSD's continuous war against teachers that is exclusively motivated by the district's sole concern of lessening its overhead- no matter what the cost to quality public education, teachers, and students- will continue unabated until those targeted take appropriate legal action. If you were LAUSD, wouldn't you?
If you or someone you know has been targeted and are in the process of being dismissed and need legal defense, get in touch:
Lenny@perdaily.com

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Si usted es un empleado actual o jubilado de Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD ) hay otro asalto puede que te encuentres siendo sometidos a la claridad falsa denuncia de que se le pagó por el LAUSD , cuando la realidad es que hay una mayor probabilidad y en muchos casos la evidencia clara y convincente de que usted era significativamente mal pagados. En los últimos años , el LAUSD ha estado en el proceso de ir después de miles de maestros para estos presuntos pagos en exceso y sin prueba alguna que demuestre que este nunca tuvo lugar .
Si LAUSD tenía ningún interés en la determinación de la verdad , hubiera tenido que hacer es tomar su salario bruto de último recibo de sueldo diciembre de cualquier año y compararlo con el lugar donde usted está en la escala de sueldos del LAUSD para ver si estabas bien bajo o sobre pagado . En lugar de ciberokupas LAUSD ha entregado estas falsas afirmaciones de sobrepago a una agencia de cobro , a pesar de que dicha acción es claramente ilegal . Además, los profesores que ya han sido seleccionadas para la eliminación del distrito bajo cargos falsos se han visto significativamente más propensos a tener LAUSD vienen después de ellos para estos cargos falsos de sobrepago que el LAUSD se niega a justificar con la documentación .
Lo que se hacer esto posible es el LAUSD desastre revisión nómina de hace varios años con todo esto es aún errores de nómina sin resolver que, contrariamente a las reclamaciones en el LA Times no ha llegado a su fin . Por el contrario, este desastre revisión nómina puede ahora hacer limonada del limón que sigue siendo por ofuscar bajo supuestas afirmaciones del LAUSD de " anualización " su afirmación de que los maestros fueron pagado en exceso , cuando en realidad no lo eran.
Uno de los muchos casos en que los profesores han venido a mí con , al LAUSD envía una agencia de cobro después de ellos , es el siguiente : Este maestro recibió una carta del distrito que tenían años después de los hechos "descubiertos " los pagos en exceso a su salario que necesitaba que ser devuelto . El trabajo diario citando a una suma específica y envió un talón de pago para supuestamente " verificar " la misma. El talón de sólo informó un bruto del salario final que había sido pagado y tampoco se incluye la suma que se pagó en exceso supuestamente ni una explicación coherente acerca de cómo el distrito había llegado a las cifras de la información facilitada . Antes de cualquier contacto previo o justificación de la demanda con el profesor, la colección de este pago en exceso ya había sido asignado a Valer Enterprises, Inc. de Holbrook NY . " Valer Enterprises Inc. no está acreditado con el Better Business Bureau " y Valer Enterprises aparentemente ha llegado a ser tan abusivo y flagrante en sus prácticas de recolección que el bufete de abogados, Frederich Schulman & Associates, también fuera de Nueva York , se dedica una parte significativa de su práctica para hacer frente a violaciónes por parte de Valer Enterprises. Puede ponerse en contacto Schulman para más información . Pueden representar gratuitamente .
Cuando fue contactado por Valer , el profesor hace referencia anteriormente les respondió . Él les indicó que es ilegal tratar de cobrar una deuda sin mostrar evidencia adecuada de la misma. Pero también señaló que Valer Enterprises fue mucho más allá de la ley de prescripción para intentar cobrar un supuesto exceso de pago de acuerdo con su carta de fecha 24 de enero de 2014. De hecho , la sección del contrato negociado entre LAUSD y los Maestros Unidos de Los Angeles ( UTLA ) dice claramente:
" 30.0 Los errores de nómina - limitaciones a la Recuperación : Cualquier nómina u otros errores salariales reclamados por un empleado en contra del Distrito de una manera oportuna, según el procedimiento de quejas del Artículo V , se corregirán de forma retroactiva hasta un máximo de tres años a partir de la fecha de la reivindicación en el caso de un error a favor de un empleado , el Distrito estará limitada . en su recuperación retroactiva en contra del empleado para un período de tres años que data del descubrimiento del error " .
Así que el 3 de febrero , el profesor informó Valer Las empresas que no tenía la intención de pagarles nada sin una explicación completa. Luego oyó nada de vuelta de Valer Empresas hasta el 7 de abril. Dejaron un mensaje para contactar con ellos , cosa que hizo el 9 de abril. Era como si su representante nunca vio o leyó la respuesta, el maestro les había enviado . Esto condujo a un final bastante desagradable de la conversación, cuando el profesor le dijo el representante de Valer que planeaba abogado arriba.
Uno puede estar seguro de que en la guerra continua del LAUSD contra los maestros que está motivado exclusivamente por la preocupación exclusiva del distrito acerca de la disminución de sus gastos generales , no importa cuál sea el costo de la educación pública de calidad , maestros y estudiantes , que continuará sin parar hasta las dirigidas tomar las medidas legales acción. Si estabas LAUSD , ¿verdad ?
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido dirigida y están en proceso de ser despedidos y la necesidad de defensa legal , póngase en contacto :
Lenny@perdaily.com

3 Comments

LAUSD came after me 4.5 years after I resigned for almost $5000. They had never contacted me before and I had no idea I was "overpaid" until I was served. If they pressure you refuse to give in to them. We consulted the UTLA lawyer who told us under Section 338 of the Code of Civil Procedures that collection of this debt is barred due to a 3 year statute of limitations.

LAUSD tries to pretend they have more time from "The date of discovery" and also 4 years.. but it is a lie and the judge will side with the ex employee. The clock begins ticking when the accept your resignation and you owe them nothing if it's been 3 years.

They will mess with you and reschedule your trial if you show up and there is a pro tem lawyer. Doing this makes them look very bad and if you stand your ground you will get through this ordeal without damaging your credit or giving in to these horrible people. They want you not to show up so they win by default, even though they are in the wrong 100%.

I was forced to resign 03/2013 ....I received an overpayment notification letter 01/ 16/2015 stating that I received an overpayment that was processed in December 2014--How can this be when I wasn't employed in 12/2014 by LAUSD? Is there anyone who can answer or refer me to someone who could help me to answer this puzzler?

I worked LAUSD for 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 school years. The 11-12 year I was on Family medical leave for most of that year on two separate injuries but I worked for 6 weeks before I was out again. I quit my position at the end of the 2012 school year. LAUSD sent me an overpayment note during the 11-12 year and I paid the 2k. It was a few months later after I quit I get another one saying I owe 5K. Since I was on FMLA at reduced pay,I could never figure out what I was supposed to get. I don't think their numbers are right but Valer Enterprises has been bugging me for at least a year and a half. I saw your article and thought I would drop you a note. I don't know about the 3 years date of claim contingency. Have they taken teachers to court successfully or do they just bully people till they break?
Thanks,
Maiya Logan

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