Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today. I’m sorry to hear about your employment matter.
You have two options in this case, as the wage is owed regardless of the employer's ultimate satisfaction with the work. One is to file a lawsuit on your own against the employer for the lost wage and expenses. This costs you money out of pocket to pursue because you have to usually hire an attorney and pay court costs to file.
The other option most people use in this scenario is to file a wage claim with the State. These are free of cost, and the State does not charge you anything to investigate and resolve the matter either through a voluntary settlement with the employer or a hearing. If you wish you can find the relevant forms and filing information for a wage claim here.
I believe this answers your question. However, if you need clarification or have follow-up questions regarding this matter, I will be happy to continue our conversation – simply reply to this answer. If you are otherwise satisfied with my response, please leave a positive rating as it is the only way I am able to get credit for my answers. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX wish you all the best with this matter.
I went to the Arizona Labor Board website and found out I can only file for regular time lost. I could not file for overtime or expenses incurred on the form. Is this correct? I would like to file with the labor board since Arizona is so far away and it would be expensive for me to pursue thru the court system.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).