What can I do if my job does not want to pay money owed to me after being fired.

Asked over 2 years ago - Pompano Beach, FL

I was hired and worked for a company for one month. For my first check the company paid me the wrong amount it was short $400. The company was supposed to give me the money they shorted me in my next check, but before I received my next check the company fired me. It has been over two weeks since I have been fired and I still have not been paid. I tried to call the company but the manager pretends like he’s not in the office. I sent the manger an email asking when will I receive my final payment and the manger does not respond. The company owes me $1000 and I feel like they will not pay. Can someone tell me what can I do. I do not have proof that I was working at the company for one month so can this company lie and say I was not there for that amount of time and get away with not paying

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  1. Stuart M. Address

    Pro

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Consult an attorney. You have options to sue under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which most attorneys will handle on a contingency basis if they feel strong enough about your case, or you can file a small claims action against your employer.

    If you prevail under a FLSA action, which is a much longer process, you can get double damages and an attorney will get reasonable attorney fees awarded plus costs to be paid by the employer.

    This answer is subject to the terms and conditions provided by AVVO. Also, it does not create an attorney-client... more
  2. Erik Hammarlund

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . That's illegal. Just Google "Florida wage claim attorney" and chat with a few attorneys. They will generally sue the employer and force the employer to pay them, so you shouldn't have to pay up front.

    Do you want accurate, personalized, legal advice that you can rely on? You will have to hire an attorney, not ask... more

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