My Employer's Inability To Pay Me With A Valid Check And On Time Is Ruining My Credit As Well As My Life. What Can I Do?

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Matthew Crist Profile
Matthew Crist answered
If your employer is not paying you on time and this is not something that you have agreed in advance then he is breaching your contract. When the consequences of his not paying you on time have led to financial problems such as ruining your credit, you should be able to claim back damages. The first thing you should do in a situation such as this is to talk to your employer. Arrange a one to one meeting with him and make sure that you are prepared with all details of late payments and the damages it has caused. If you can, find your contract and look for the clause that states that your employer should pay you on time. It is important to have as many details present with you at the meeting so that you have hard copy evidence to fall back on should you be questioned. If you manage to come to some sort of agreement in this meeting, then make sure you write a letter that you both sign to confirm this new promise of the contract. If your boss is not willing to negotiate and continues to pay you late then you will be entitled to take further action. This further action will typically involve you taking out a court injunction making your employer liable to criminal offences if he continues to pay you late. A court injunction or legal action such as this will not do wonders for office moral, so only proceed with this if your employer is not willing to pay you on time. If you are working for an office or branch that has a higher Head Office, then it is worth contacting them and making them aware of the situation. It is likely that it will not be just you being paid late so speak to your colleagues and see if there is anyone else having the same problem. If you all confront your employer together you are more likely to have an impact.
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Donna Senegal answered
There are several solutions. First, if you haven't already done so, talk to your employer and explain what is happening. Late pay, check returned and overdraft fee. In the future go to his bank to cash your check before depositing it. Notify the Fair Employment Practice Commission. If they can't help you, they should be able to refer you to the right agency. Also you can contact the U.S. Department of Labor. There should also be a employment poster somewhere in your office that has all your employment rights.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Go to your local unemployment compensation bureau and apply for unemployment benefits. You haven't been paid by your employer, you may be entitled to benefits. It's worth a shot. Get on the web and look for a new job. This guy must be on drugs or something worse if he's not paying his employees.
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I feel bad for you. The same thing happened to me. I was hired to do catering sales for Kahuna Grill Restaurant in Orlando Florida. I worked there for 6 weeks using my own car, paying for gas and tolls. The first check that was paid to me was returned for insufficient funds. Then the next bi-weekly check was 2 weeks overdue and the 3rd one due.
I kept asking about the pay and was ignored as most of our communication was by email and phone conversations, mostly with the wife, Gina Cassidy. When I persisted asking for my pay as well as a reimbursement for the bad check, Todd Cassidy fired me with the reason that we couldn't get along. It is amazing to me that this husband and wife owner of the Kahuna Grill are active in church and Todd coaches a softball league for children. What hypocrites
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You must be talking about florida tower service,thats funny sid richards owes me for 5 yes 5 weeks of pay $5,500.and that sucks.I haven't had a pay check for 5 weeks.and he owes about 5 guys that quit $4,000 each.sid richards is a real looser,let me tell you.
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Anonymous answered
My employer won't pay me as well, she claims she owes $1000 for electricity every month. How is that my fault. I'm the only bartender that gets paid on the payroll (everyone else gets cash, on time) and I'm owed 3 checks. I contacted an attourney today and he said if I QUIT TODAY WITH NO NOTICE, I'll be fine and I can take her to small claims court or put her in front of the state, I can't recall what he said it was called, but either way, if I do quit she'll more than likely have to pay unemployment because holding 3 checks is just like a pre -emptive termination, and your rights are being violated.
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Jack Prince answered
Unless you want to continue working for this employer who is causing you much aggravation and expenses, file an unemployment claim. Based on what you said, you should have a valid reason for quitting. However, remember that unemployment is only good for a maximum of 26 weeks unless there is an extension. After that you will have to make sure you have a job but in today's economy it doesn't look good. If you want to keep working for this person, do as someone said earlier. Go to his bank and cash the checks. The shouldn't cash them if there isn't enough money in the bank. The checks you have been cashing weren't necessarily good for 3-4 days. The bank must allow you access to some funds almost immediately per law. However, when the check is returned, you will be charged overdraft fees, etc.
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My employer wrote paid in full but still owes me
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I hope u didn't cash it because then u are agreeing with what he put in the memo what a sneaky #*!•
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If the issuing bank has a local branch, *cash* the paycheck at the issuing bank. Then the challenge will be to get the cash safely to your own account, but you won't be "hit" with the bad-check fees.
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Michael Massie
Michael Massie commented
When the worthless checks are presented at his bank for cash there is invariably not enough funds. To protect my account I must then deposit them with his promise of depositing enough money in his account to make them good, which, unfortunately for me, doesn't always happen. And, there are very few places that will even cash his checks for a fee that I don't feel I should have to pay.
tina frost Profile
tina frost answered
Yes,call someone ,labor department,right away,don't let him get away with it and if he fires you for reporting you post a adin the paper,he'll be lass likely to either a. Employ people b. Do it to other people if his name is out there!!!!
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Anonymous answered
My paycheck is mailed every pay period so it always arrives late I ask the company to mail it earlier or to do direct deposit ,It costs them nothing to do this but they won't also if the check should get lost in the mail and they have to stop payment and reissue a check they deduct  $25-$75  from the re is issued check. I don't think this is legal  I want to know if there is a way I can legally charge them a late fee each day it is late. I already decided that if it is late again I will charge them $25 daily either by leaving early and charging them for the full shift or arriving late and charging them for the full shift . I don't play games with my money they screw me I will screw them back. And maybe if I feel really nasty that day I 'll steal their client.
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Glen Thornbury answered
Go to the Labor Relation Board they will FREEZE his money till YOU are paid in FULL!

YOUR RIGHTS are posted by the time clock or Some where or CALL OSHA! That is an atomatic $500 fine by OSHA! TOO! I believe it's a Blue form!

GET a Lawyer it's free! HE WILL HAVE TO PAY HIS FEE, PLUS YOUR MONEY, TOO!
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Suhail Ajmal answered
You have to talk to your employer and the administration. You must know your rights as an employee and you have every right to ask question in the Administration Committee. If you are dishonored in any case then you can sue them.
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Michael Massie
Michael Massie commented
This is a one owner company with less than 20 employees. The only administration is him and his bookkeeeper.
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