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Report: #1455059

Complaint Review: Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) - Los Angeles California

  • Submitted: Sat, August 04, 2018
  • Updated: Thu, August 09, 2018
  • Reported By: Anonymous — Santa Monica California United States
  • Linda Kyung Han (린다 한)
    3701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 920,
    Los Angeles, California
    United States

Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) Woosik Yang (or Alex Woo-sik Yang) (양우식) Worthington Financial Partners (워딩턴 파이낸셜 파트너스) Apiis of Northern California National Life Group (내셔널 라이프) Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) Woosik Yang (or Alex Woo-sik Yang) (양우식)Worthington Financial Partners (워딩턴 파이낸셜 파트너스)Apiis of Northern CaliforniaNational Life Group (내셔널 라이프) Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) Woosik Yang (or Alex Woo-sik Yang) (양우식)Worthington Financial Partners (워딩턴 파이낸셜 파트너스)Apiis of Northern CaliforniaNational Life Group (내셔널 라이프) Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) Woosik Yang (or Alex Woo-sik Yang) (양우식)Worthington Financial PartnersApiis of Northern CaliforniaNational Life Group Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) Woosik Yang (or Alex Woo-sik Yang) (양우식)Worthington Financial PartnersApiis of Northern CaliforniaNational Life Group I was literally told "It doesn't make sense to pay you!" CA, Los Angeles California

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First of all, I don't usually write this type of stuff on here. I'm writing here because it was truly and absolutely the worst COMPANY I've EVER Worked in my career. And Linda Kyung Han (린다 한) and Woosik Yang (양우식) were the most unethical people I've ever come across.

They were not just bad bosses. (I've had my own share of it, just like everybody else.) These people were beyond bad bosses. Even now, I can't believe what I experienced, witinessed, and told.

So at this point, the best thing I can do is to share what I experienced and put a warning sign on these individuals and companies. If you ever come across these people, BE CAUTIOUS, NEVER TRUST THEM, KEEP ALL THE RECORDS OF COMMUNICATION. In other words, DON'T get ripped off by these people like I did.

Here's what happened.   Not Paying for Work. Lying About Employment. When Ms. Han hired me, she refused to pay me for the first several months and never provided me with an employment contract. [continued below]....

..... Yet she made me do work such as assisting her with company events, creating documents, researching and reviewing information, and creating training materials for agents.   When I asked Mr. Yang (my then supervisor) to get paid for work I was literally told, “It doesn’t make business sense to pay you.”   I felt threatened by this. I thought if I quit now, I wouldn’t a have chance to get paid for work I already provided. So, I continued to work for her. Also, when I was told this, I had an impression that what she wanted was not an employee, but a slave.

She eventually paid me, but the paycheck did not include time I worked in the prior months, lacked payroll statement that includes withholding of FICA taxes, and was Ms. Han's personal check. I think she tried to hide my employment and avoid paying taxes to government. \

Finally, I filed a wage claim against Ms. Han with the labor department to claim my unpaid wages. During this process, Ms. Han lied that she never hired me, that I never worked for Worthington and/or National Life and claimed that the paycheck that she paid me was merely a “goodwill” money. Further, she claimed that in theory she did not even have to pay me because I never worked for her, and in fact she wanted that check back.

I had records to prove that I worked for her, and the labor department acknowledged that I was indeed employed by her. I was able to win the wage claim settlement and get paid for those unpaid time.

Hiring Undocumented Worker
It seems Ms. Han hired an undocumented worker, Woosik Yang to solicit business on behalf of her without consent from their employer, National Life.

Since 2016 Mr. Yang has solicited business (in-person) on behalf of Ms. Han, introducing himself as a Marketing Director of the Worthington and National Life (that’s how he introduced himself when he first approached me, and he later became my supervisor).

When Ms. Han said that Mr. Yang was not an employee at the firm and was just a "Marketing Expert." I was quite surprised.

Because you see, the reason why I think Mr. Yang is an undocumented worker is because he was actively involved in the management and administration of the office I worked at. When I was doing administrative work, he was always the one who gave me assignments and he was there during the job interview. Even a phone directory that was circulated in the office said he was responsible for office management. I've never heard of a company that asks a "marketing expert" to do admin work. From what I know, administration and office management is considered as a basic function of business and any person that engages in such activity can't be a consultant. (From what I heard and observed, he was definitely involved in marketing projects.)

So here for all these time whom I thought was a supervisor was actually not an employee.

What's really troubling is that Mr. Yang is not a United States citizen nor a permanent resident in the US, nor is he licensed as an insurance agent to solicit business. (You NEED to have a insurance agent license to solicit business in the insurance industry.) In fact, I strongly suspect that Mr. Yang is not even authorized to work in the United States. (Mr. Yang has been kept leaving the country and coming back to the U.S. every few months.)

Anyway, the whole thing around Mr. Yang and the way Ms. Han went about hiring him was a way too weird and shady.

Korean Culture

Apparently, this is the first company EVER to attack me for being TOO AMERICAN, calling bosses by their first name, asking questions and taking notes. 

Waiving Behavioral Examination for Asians/Asian Americans

During the company training, I learned about the waiving of Behavioral Examination for Asians/Asian Americans. Ms. Han said she failed to pass the behavioral examination that was required to be passed for getting promoted to an executive-level position. Nonetheless she was able to get promoted because she appealed to the leadership that Asians have different cultural values and cited that was the reason she could not pass the exam.


She later asked their management team to waive the exam requirement for Asians and the proposal was accepted.
When I learned about this, the first thought I had was "Racial Discrimination." I've never heard of the company that does this kind of thing officially. It just sounded VERY, VERY, VERY WRONG.


There are thousands of Asians/Asian Americans out there who successfully pass various behavioral exams required by organizations they work for (including corporations) and become successful leaders and managers: Indra Nooyi is an Asian to have led the Pepsi Co as a CEO, Kewsong Lee is a Co-CEO of a private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, and Tony Hsieh is a CEO of an online footwear retailer, Zappos to name a few.

So these are what I experienced and witnessed. And as you see, I've seen some big f**k ups in this company. When my supervisor said, "It doesn't make sense to pay you," I should've left the company. Instead, I stuck around with this company for a few more months. What these f**kers wanted was a SLAVE. Not employees.

Again I repeat this message, If you ever come across these people, BE CAUTIOUS, NEVER TRUST THEM, KEEP ALL THE RECORDS OF COMMUNICATION. In other words, DON'T get ripped off by these people like I did.

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