MY RECENT EMPLOYER IS NOT PAYING ME FOR WEEKS OF WORK PERFORMED PRIOR AND THREE DAYS CURRENT PLUS COMMISSION CHECK AND "BIRD-DOG" AFTER LETTING ME GO
State/Country relating to question: New Jersey
THIS IS MY FIRST TRY. DO NOT HAVING MONEY FOR A LAWYER FOR QUESTIONING. WAS LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK BUT BUSINESS IS HOLDING APPROX. $5000.00 IN CHECKS
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma. Are you asking how to pursue that balance?
THEY ARE SAYING I DID NOT PAYING ANY HEALTH COVERAGE FOR TWO MONTHS;AT $150.00 A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS WHICH ABORBS A WEEK AND 1/2 OF PAY;ALSO DID NOT MAKE SURVEY QUOTA SO SUBTRACTING 1% OFF OF MARCH COMMISSION AND CANNOT PAY ME FOR APRIL COMMISION BECAUSE OF AN "INTERNAL AUDIT" AND DOES NOT KNOW WHEN I MIGHT BE PAID
No matter the reason, whether legitimate, financial, or otherwise, there is no basis or defense for such non payment. Employer has to pay in full and timely. If it cannot continue to pay it should borrow, sell assets, and discontinue employments but has to pay what is owing. Recourse here is complaint to wage and hours dept of the labor board, as well as a civil court action. A lawyer demand can also expedite the payment.
Licensed attorney helping employers and employees
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