Question: What Do You Do When A Company Won’t Pay You?

What to Do if Your Paycheck is Late

  • Contact your employer (preferably in writing) and ask for the wages owed to you.
  • If your employer refuses to do so, consider filing a claim with your state’s labor agency.
  • File a suit in small claims court or superior court for the amount owed.

Can I sue my employer for not paying me correctly?

All the money you’ve earned is your property. If your employer refuses to pay you what you’ve earned, you have every right to sue them for those unpaid wages. This is also true for workers who quit or were fired and haven’t yet been compensated for their final days or weeks of labor.

Can an employer withhold a paycheck for any reason?

The employer cannot withhold any part of the paycheck for any reason. If you earned the wages, you are entitled to receive all of them. If you cannot resolve the situation or the employer refuses to pay you, contact your state labor department.

How long do employers have to pay you?

Generally, the employer has a reasonable time to pay you your last check, usually within 30 days. The most common requirement is that you be paid by the next payday when you would have been paid.

What can I do if my employer is not paying me?

What to Do if Your Paycheck is Late

  1. Contact your employer (preferably in writing) and ask for the wages owed to you.
  2. If your employer refuses to do so, consider filing a claim with your state’s labor agency.
  3. File a suit in small claims court or superior court for the amount owed.

How do I sue my boss for not paying me?

When an employer fails to pay an employee the applicable minimum wage or the agreed wage for all hours worked, the employee has a legal claim for damages against the employer. To recover the unpaid wages, the employee can either bring a lawsuit in court or file an administrative claim with the state’s labor department.

While there are no federal laws regarding an employee’s final paycheck, most states have laws governing the timing of final paychecks. In Arizona, employers are required to pay a terminated employee their final paycheck within 7 working days or by the next payday, whichever is sooner (ARS 23-353).

Can a company withhold your final paycheck?

You must provide the employee’s final paycheck. You cannot withhold unpaid wages that are due to the employee, even if you fired them. Although last paycheck laws vary by state, giving a terminated employee their final paycheck on their last day can simplify your employer responsibilities.

How do I file a complaint against my employer for not paying me?

To file a complaint for unpaid wages under the FLSA, you may either go to the WHD, which may pursue a complaint on your behalf, or file your own lawsuit in court (which may require you to hire an attorney). Do not delay in contacting the WHD or your state agency to file a claim.