I worked as a waitress for a week "on a trial run" which they did not have me sign my name for that they just verbally told me. I worked without them having a photo copy or social card copy. So for each shift, i wrote on paper my clock in & out times. I was told not to come back because they were letting someone else go "on a trial run" and never heard back from them. 2 months later i asked for my check..this was 3 weeks ago. She is coming up with excuses as to why she isnt ever able to give me my check. I have been up there 2 times and called 2 times and its always an excuse or "i can pay you on this day". What can i do? And why wont they just write me a check?
Also, she is telling me my check would be 87$ before taxes which is wrong. I worked tues-thurs from 5-9 & on Saturday from 3-10 at minimum wage (7.25). What should i do & tell them? I have not been mean, annoying, or rude. They know i'm in a bind and need that money. Please help!
Most states have laws that protect you in these types of situations in that your department of labor or an attorney can go after this employer, and it sounds like it is time to do that. These laws usually help employees by providing for attorneys to the employee if they win, so attorneys will often take these cases.
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The fair labor standards act requires them to pay you. Is this a chain restaurant?
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It sounds like this company is violating various state and federal law, and trying to take advantage of free labor. An employment attorney in your area will be able to help you, and possibly other people who are having the same problem. You should contact an attorney immediately.
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