I lived on property while employed with company and moved off property and are now being told that I owe a final months rent due to no notice being given. Can they withhold pay from my final paycheck to pay this debt or can they accept payment arrangements?
You are entitled to your wages and, unless you agreed to the deduction, the employer cannot deduct amounts owed from your wages. Did you agree to deduction from your wages to pay your rental obligations? If not, you may have a PayDay Act claim against your employer. Contact the Texas Workforce Commission for relief and do not delay because tight deadlines are involved.
But just because the employer cannot unilaterally make deductions from your wages does not mean that they are not entitled to recover what you owe. They can still sue you for the final month's rent. So, if you owe the rent, you might try to work out a payment plan in addition to making a complaint to the Workforce Commission.
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If your employer unilaterally deducted wages from your final paycheck, you may have a claim under the Texas Pay Day Act. You may want to file a wage complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission. I have attached a link for you.
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