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What are my rights if my employer cannot afford to pay me and has not successfully paid me for a month?
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employers must pay employees for all hours worked and failure to do so is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. You need to file a wage claim with the state labor department and/or the U.S. Department of Labor. Then you can obtain a wage judgment that you can enforce through the courts and place a lien on any company assets. Now, even if the employer files bankruptcy, you can file a claim in the bankruptcy because employee wages are priority payments.


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