I typically do not do complaint boards like this. But in Utah, as of now, the Labor Commission and DOPL, have not been ding their jobs to protect the public, and prospective employees. I know I know, imagine that, a government agency not doing it's job. Imagine that! But in Utah, unless you have a subpoena, like I had to get information preparing for Small Claims Court, you cannot get the massive amount of complaints on bounced checks, non-payment to employees, and the huge list of fines that SLVPA has received. Everything I am posting, I can back up with paperwork received by the Labor Commission, DOPL, and the 2 years of bank records I subpoena'd which I have in my possession. Unfortunately, I was new to Utah, and was looking for work, and new nothing about them.
If you are a vendor, or prospective employee, you will not get paid. I was a sales rep for them in January and February of 2011, and did not get paid all my wages. Most employees' checks bounced. Another sales rep who was hired with me, had checks bounced, and is owed thousands as well. I had to sue them in the West Valley Justice Center, and was awarded a $10, 000.00 Judgment just a few weeks ago. There was a security officer there who also won against them that had checks bounced on him for thousands of dollars. The judge told me to take a copy of the judgment to them, which I did immediately after the trial. I gave the notice of Judgment to Jennifer Salisbury. She said "Get in line, you won't see a penny". As soon as my 30 days of waiting is up, if they haven't paid (which they won't), I will have my attorney try and get a Writ of Execution to seize their property, or Lien against their property. Mike Vigil and Brandon Snively, the owners, in my opinion, are some of the worse people I have ever known. During the Discovery phase of the small claims process, I subpoena'd their bank records for the past 2 years, all DOPL (Utah Division of Occupational Licensing) records and complaints, all complaints to the Labor Commission of past employees that have not been paid, etc. From DOPL, I had over 600 pages of complaints - and those are just the ones they COULD send me. They have been fined several times doing business without a license. Also Brandon Snively has been fined for impersonating a Police Officer, and for working as a security officer without a license several times. They ordered Security Guards to carry high powered rifles without training, which they were fined for and ordered to cease practices. The list goes on and on, that shocks you. The Labor Commission has over 100 complaints of bounced pay checks, or just not being paid at all, or partially. The bank records, well let's just say, are a joke. They bounce damn near EVERYTHING to everyone! I also had the Deputy Director and an Investigator of the Labor Commission there to testify against Salt Lake Valley Protective Agency. I asked DOPL and the Labor Commission, how a company like this is still in business - after all, these agencies are supposed to be looking out for us, the Public who just want to be paid for our work. According to the Labor Commission, files have been sent to the Attorney General of Utah, and charges should be coming, soon against the 2 owners, and other associates contributing to this mess. People and businesses can do what they want, it's your choice - but you have been warned! If you need copies of all the documentation I have for small claims in your case, contact me!
I have worked for Valley for three years in those three years I have only twice been paid on pay day. Because of those clowns I was evicted from my apartment and I am still waiting on the $5000 that they still owe me from a law suit I have out on them from the unpaid checks I have left from working there. They have put me in a horrible spot to where I cannot get a new apartment. Also with their bounced checks my credit went to crap from my credit card and car payments not getting paid when that happens.
Okay, so I am a now, former employee of Salt Lake Valley Protective Agency. I am posting this complaint because of their inability to keep funds in their accounts to properly pay their employees! I went to the branch of Mountain America Credit Union to cash my check, and it was rather swiftly declined due to there being NO money in their account at all! Is this not against Federal, and State labor laws? I am ready to file a suit against them in small claims court for every penny that I am owed! If you're considering applying there, I suggest looking elsewhere.