I worked for an MSP (IT Service) company for 3 and half years. During the last 6 months of employment, our insurance was cut and i was put on back pay for about 4 months. Company did not bounce back and i was forced to find another job. I am owned about 15k from back pay/expenses. Company was sold to a larger firm a year later. I haven't received my money. I am in constant contact with my previous CEO who keeps promising me my money. I have records of text, email conversations of him and other members from the company letting me know how much they owe me and continuously telling me they will pay. It's been almost two years. In June he said he mailed a check, weeks later it was "sent" to a wrong address. Same happened in September and again in November. Please help me with this, i don't know who to turn to.
I have moved your question to employment and labor.
In general, there is a federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, that governs payment of employees.
The statute requires certain things.
You should consult an employment and labor lawyer about this, to see if FLSA covers this and you.
Mr. Krumbein is admitted to the courts of Virginia. His advice is often based on Virginia and Federal law, however, you should consult a lawyer in your geographic area for more detailed advice.
I would consult with an employment attorney as your employer may be in violation of federal and state law. There are significant penalties for not paying your employees.
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