Wages withold

My former employer is keeping my final paycheck and refusing to contact me. They keep leading me around, lying to me about sending it, then telling me the administrator has it. The HR person suddenly resigned without warning so I can’t get hold of anyone. They claimed they sent it then lied. I can’t stop by and pick it up. I have proof I worked there. There are cameras in the building to prove I worked as well as the person I was training with. I still have their uniform and last paystub. What can I do legally?

Asked on December 23, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

If your lawfully earned wages are not being paid, then you have 2 choices here. You can either sue your former employer in small claims court or you can file a wage claim with your state's department of labor.  


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