What to do if my employer hasn’t paid me several paychecks from last year and also one from this year?

I am a college student, and I worked on campus. I worked there for 18 months. I complained many times about it but my employer always said, “I’m busy now, come back later” and then never paid me. What should I do?

Asked on September 23, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country an employee is required to be paid wages earned on the date posted at work on a placard set forth under state department of labor requirements. Since you have not been paid for months wages due and it seems that you will not be paid despite requests for such, you have the following options:

1. do nothing and walk away;

2. consult with a labor law attorney about your matter;

3. consult with a representative with your local department of labor about your matter.

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