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Joseph Epting’s Answers

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  • What are my options if my paycheck bounces.

    I am recieving my paycheck on the correct day but im being told that I have to wait until the following week to cash it. Sometimes Im being told that I have to wait 10 days. Also 3 times ive deposited my check only to have it bounce. And Im not...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your employer is in violation of state wage and hour laws as well as federal wage and hour laws. SC Labor Licensing and Regulation (LLR) has a wage division as well as the Federal Department of Labor wage and hour division. These agencies can give you help in getting your pay check but will not help you receive the extra damages you are owed. I would suggest that you contact a wage and hour attorney. Most firms skilled in this area should handle the case on a contingency fee basis.

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  • Can an employer hold your check due to money being missing out of the register?

    I counted my drawer and everything was correct and accounted for on Friday afternoon. Monday morning my boss called and said that $200.00 was missing. He has suspended me from work til further notice and has refused to give me my last check. Can h...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Deductions for damages or shortages are deductable only if the employer gives written notice of the policy to the employee at the time of hiring. Further, there are state statutes governing the payment of checks and Federal statutes that may be violated regarding minimum wage. These cases have liquidated damages provisions and attorney fee provisions. You should speak with an attorney who has experience in federal and state wage laws right away.

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  • Is an employer required to make up the difference in base pay and minimum wage if you don't make enough in tips?

    I work at a huddle house and we get a base rate of 2.13/hr. However, the tips that I claim don't add up to the 7.25 minimum wage, and my employer goes back into the computer and changes how much I actually do declare in tips so it looks like I am...

    Joseph’s Answer

    No. it is not legal and is a violation of the wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The act itself provides for damages and attorney fees. There is a statute of limitations that allows you to look backwards for 2 years, possibly 3 years. There are also retaliation provisions that protect employees under the statute. I would see a wage and hour attorney immediately. Most attorneys who practice wage and hour law represent employees in cases all over SC.

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