What if my employer hasn’t paid me in 6 weeks?

I have yet to receive my paycheck yet everyone else has received one. They claimed that headquarters haven’t received my paperwork but my assistant manager said she did send it out. My district manager has yet to say anything valid and I’m not sure where to go now.

Asked on December 10, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you did the work, you have to be paid--even if you were to fired tomorrow, you'd have to be paid for all the work you in fact did. If your employer hasn't paid you, you may sue them for the money. You could also try contracting your state department of labor and seeing if they will take action on your behalf.


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