How can I collect unpaid wages from my current employer?

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How can I collect unpaid wages from my current employer?

I work as a co-therapist and case manager for an agency and get paid through commission from billing the insurance company for our service. I have been working a few cases for 7 months and have not been paid for the work I’ve done and the agency doesn’t seen to be trying very hard to collect. in the meantime I’m receiving very small paychecks every two weeks, at risk of being evicted and having my car repossessed. is there anything I can do to get paid for my services as the agency doesn’t seem to be doing anything to help me in my situation?

Asked on August 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are not an independent contractor, your employer is required to pay you wages earned per written state guidelines on the subject presumably every two (2) weeks. If you are an independent contactor, you need to be paid per your agreement with the entity or person you work for.

Your options are to consult with a labor attorney about getting paid and/or a representative with your local department of labor on the subject.


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