Oh thank heaven I work at a store and the owner hires people and does not pay the first two weeks calling it " unpaid training" . I refused to accept this so he paid me but not others. I was offered more overtime but told I would be paid straight pay not 1.5 times pay. I agreed because I was desperate to get on my feet and afraid he would fire me if I did not agree. I signed a paper each week and he paid me cash straight pay. I feel I was bullied into " going along with the program". Naturally if I can have 1.5 instead of 1.0 there is no mystery what I would prefer? Can I claim my due pay and use " under duress?
He threatened me by saying things such as:
1. Some employers don't give employees their last pay check 2. I could give you a bad reference and you would have trouble finding a jobTo be specific: I was paid my regular wages through company payroll up to 40 hours. All over time was paid 1.0 in cash not giving me the additional 0.5. He never once offered to even pay that much. I always had to crawl to him and ask for it only for him to pay 1.0 when he felt like it. kind of a mystery payday situation?