Can I recover lost earnings from under the table jobs?

  • Yes, if you can prove how much money you lost.

In Stein v. Kline, Mr. Stein had a day job, and also worked on an as-needed basis for his brother, doing construction.  Although he had done this for 20 years, he had never declared the income on his tax returns.  The judge noted that proof is difficult where there is no corroborating evidence like tax returns, but not impossible.  However, Mr. Stein failed to prove the amount of his loss.  He provided a rough estimate that did not have a clear evidentiary foundation.  This was not enough.

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Read the case:  Stein v. Kline