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I was recently employer for dollar general in Lexington SC. I worked a total of 3 days. It’s going on a month of run arounds with the manager, HR, HR payroll, compliance, etc. Only to have been lied to from the beginning. Seems I’ve never been hired in the system. They stall me with the check in a hole.. only to find out they don’t have that policy. It’s going on a month. I have bills to pay. All I wanted was my 3 days of labor I provided to them. Since I’m getting a clear case of

discrimination. I don’t know what else to do. Can you point me in the right direction?

Asked on November 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can either file a wage claim with your state's department of labor or sue for your wages in small claims court. However, as to the latter, there is a filing fee involved so depending on the amount of money owed you it may not be worth your while to go to court. Sometimes just threatenting legal action is enough to get paid.


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