Hello, I quit my job a week ago because they were not paying me. I am located in California working from home and the company in Dallas. what should I asked the company for ? salary not paid? what kind of letter? what can I do about this?
Since you quit, you are entitled to all compensation earned with 72 hours of your resignation. For each day late, you are entitled to 1 day's pay up to a max of 30 days.
What you should request from your employer depends on the facts of your relationship and your personal goals. You should consult an employer lawyer. Most provide free consultations.
California law will apply even if the company is located in Texas. California law says you are to be paid all money earned within 72 hours of the day you quit. A willful failure to timely pay all money owed results in your right to receive waiting time penalties, in addition to the pay owed, equal to one day of pay for each day you are made to wait, up to a total of 30 additional days of pay. You are also entitled to interest on the money owed to you at the legal rate of 10% simple, on all sums owed to you from the date you should have been paid through to the date you are paid. If you hire an attorney you can also get the other side to pay your attorney fees to procure your wages.
It would be a good idea to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law offer a free or low-charge consultation and then if the matter has merit and sufficient value, they work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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