Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
reviewing your question.
There is no basis for not paying the wages due and owing
especially where the company has a policy and practice of paying it
You could pursue a civil lawsuit for unpaid wages
Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint with the state labor board
The link above walks you step by step through the process of filing a wage claim.
and the link above gives you the Texas wage law to reference.
namely chapter 61
this includes the bridge payment? They are claiming I didnt work past the date they took my laptop and company car. However, my notice clearly points out what I expect to be paid. (the September bridge and the last paycheck). Also, my offer letter states in detail what I will be paid in bridge per month.
The notice controls
it creates an obligation and binds the employer
Likewise your offer letter is a commitment
and being in writing you may hold them to it
combining the laws we discussed, the agency route and the documentary back up, you may demand payment
you may do it directly or have a lawyer locally do it by letter in the first instance
I wish you the best.
thank you. I appreciate all of your help. Should I tell them I intend to take them to court or simply do it?
I would not directly say it
I would say something to effect of
Unless I am compensated in full on or before (add 10 days), I will pursue all available options
they will know what that means
(labor board, court, lawyer etc)
Make sure HR gets it
so it ends up with legal to review as well
Kindly click on an excellent rating
after you can always of course, also leave a bonus
Have a nice day