Your Options If Your Employer Refuses to Pay You

If your employer refuses to pay you what you’re owed, you’re going to have to sue the employer for money. Lawsuits can be expensive; before going ahead with one, you should see if there are any other legitimate claims you can put against your employer, to increase the total amount you’re suing for and make it more cost effective.

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What if my employer doesn’t pay me?

Employers are required to pay at least minimum wage to employees. When an employee performs work, an employer must pay the employee the full amount of money owed, including both regular wages and overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Commissions, bonuses and all other amounts due must also be paid within a reasonable period of time. When an employer fails to pay as required, an employee can file a civil lawsuit or seek help from the government agency responsible for enforcing the rights of workers.

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