If I haven’t been paid in weeks, what type of legal action can I take against my employer?

Asked on August 7, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1) You can contact your state labor department to file a complaint; they may be able to help you.

2) You could sue your employer for rhe money: they are legally obligated to pay you for all work done. If the amount is less than the small claims court limit, a good option is to file the suit in small claims, acting as your own attorney, or pro se, to reduced your legal costs.

 

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1) You can contact your state labor department to file a complaint; they may be able to help you.

2) You could sue your employer for rhe money: they are legally obligated to pay you for all work done. If the amount is less than the small claims court limit, a good option is to file the suit in small claims, acting as your own attorney, or pro se, to reduced your legal costs.

 


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