Upon hire I was supposed to get a day off per week but never did instead I ended working more than what I agreed to and toward the end of my employment I had some scheduled days off because he wanted me to cut my hours then when it was time and i didn't come in, I got fired, then he assaulted me when I demanded my final check and said he would send it to me within 10 days, even though due to CO labor laws its due immediately after termination of employment. It has since passed 10 days and I have yet to receive my final check. I was harassed and mistreated by him and his girlfriend who is also an employee at this office and I need to know whether or not I have something here to file a suit in court. I could really use some advice here. Thank you!
The Wage Act requires an employer to pay earned wages immediately, or within six hours of the next operating business day of the employer's accounting department. You must make a written demand for payment within sixty days if your employer will not pay you. Again, this must be in writing and provide an address to which the pay can be mailed. The employer then has 14 days from the postmark date of your demand to make payment or be liable for the civil penalties in the act. Your best course of action may be to consult with an attorney who can make sure you meet the applicable requirements and can make a wage claim with the Department of Labor on your behalf.
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