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Employer not paying on time

Hello I am wondering if anything can be done legally
about the employes at my job including myself did
not get paid the day we were supposed to, we get
paid bi-weekly and this Friday we were not paid and
were told we wont get paid until next week due to
unknown reasons. Also the owner of the day care
sent an email saying he would add an extra 5 to
our next check. Many people are getting over draft
fees due to this and have to live off of what they had
left from their last check. Is there anything that can
be done?
Thank you.

Asked on July 15, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You could sue for any losses (e.g. overdraft fees) you incur due to the delay, to the extent such fees exceed the extra $5 you are being offered. But that's effectively your only real recourse, assuming you are in fact paid: the law limits the compensation you can get for someone violating your rights to the loss or costs their violation caused you.


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