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I am asking on behalf of my son. His employer takes over a

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I am asking on behalf of my son. His employer takes over a month to pay their employees. My son believes his employer has repeatedly shorted him on hours, but it is difficult to quantify as it takes his employer so long to pay their employees. How can we get his employer to pay the missing hours?
JA: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine.
Customer: What..?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? What confuses you?
Customer: I was confused about the PayPal comment... We live in Florida.
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: At will. Part time.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: He has spoken with his employer directly, and was told they would look into it. He has not heard anything from them, so he e-mailed them yesterday. Still no response...

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Have you finished researching my question? I see that I have been charged another $33, but have not received an answer yet...

These are all wage violations of course - under Florida law employees are supposed to be paid no less than twice a months and of course for all hours worked. He has two options - one is to file a wage claim with the Federal government. He can learn how to do that here https://www.dol.gov/whd/howtofilecomplaint.htm

Note however that I'm not certain there is jurisdiction over this employer for the federal dept of labor as that requires the employer have $500k in gross recipients per year. His second option is to file a lawsuit in state court for the lost hours and penalties for the infrequency of pay. The Florida Department of Labor does not handle these types of claims unfortunately.

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