If my job has not sent my last check andI have reached out to them but still no money, what do I do now?

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If my job has not sent my last check andI have reached out to them but still no money, what do I do now?

They haven’t even stamped the mail. I have proof of this.

Asked on March 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your employer if need be. If  you did the work you must be paid for it--there is no legal justification for not paying an employee for his/her work. While certainly mistakes happen, if this not an innocent error and the emloyer is refusing to pay you, you have the right to sue them (including in small claims court, where you could act as your own attorney, saving on legal fees) for your paycheck. You could also try contracting your state department of labor, to see if will help you out.


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