I left my job 2 weeks ago & the day I quit, I got a letter in the mail for a check cashing place I use to go before I opened a bank account. The letter stated that a check I brought in back in December bounced & they contacted my employer but nothing has been done, so now the respectability is mine to pay the money back or be taken to court. My other issue is that I'm owed two weeks pay & they refuse to pay me & it's been a week now. What should I do?
Criminal Defense Attorney
First, you should file a complaint against your former employer. Also, you can file a criminal complaint against your employer for the bad check. Call if you would like a free consultation.
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Employment / Labor Attorney
I suggest you visit the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce website where you can file a complaint through that agency without the necessity of going to court or even hiring an attorney. You can find the link to filing a complaint through this state agency by following this link: http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/wagehour/complnt/filing_wage_claim.html
For a modest wage claim, such as yours, hiring an attorney may cost you more than the amount of money that you would get in a court.