My previous employer is withholding my paycheck. What are my options?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Buffalo, NY

I live in Buffalo, NY. He is falsely accusing me of theft. I stopped in on payday and requested my paycheck. He said he would not give it to me. I told him that was illegal and that I had contacted an attorney (which I had).

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  1. Ronald Joseph Kim

    Contributor Level 15

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    Answered . Your employer cannot withold your paycheck. If your attorney has not taken effective action, contact the New York State Department of Labor at:

    http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

    Good luck,

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  2. Dana Whitney Atchley

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . If you've already contacted an attorney you should be speaking with her (or him); any advice you get from your attorney is necessarily going to be better than the advice you get from strangers for free online based on very few facts.

    My answer does not constitute legal advice and may not be relied upon by anyone for any purpose and does not... more
  3. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I suggest contacting the New York State Department of Labor wage enforcement division, they should be able to assist you free of charge.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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