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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. Did you hire them for a job or as your employee for a business you operate?
2. What do you mean that you don't feel you should have to pay him? Pay him for what? Did he do the job he was hired to do?
3. What does a driver's license have to do with an agreement you have with the contractor?
Thanks for the clarification.
While you have every right in the world to terminate him based on his misrepresentation that he had a license and could legally drive as part of his job, AZ state labor law and federal wage law prohibits you from withholding wages of an employee for hours that they have already worked.
So while his termination for cause was entirely proper and he will be ineligible for unemployment benefits, you are still obligated to pay his wages earned during the time he did work.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.I hope that I have been able to fully answer your question. As I am not an employee of JustAnswer, please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am compensated for assisting you. Thank you in advance.I wish you and yours the best in 2016,Doug
This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge I can offer you a private phone conference as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread which is searchable and viewable by the public.If I have already provided you with the information you asked for, would you please now rate my service to you so I can be compensated for assisting you?Thanks in advance,Doug