He has two children, and cannot find the last 2 shirts. Boss will not release his check.
An employer cannot withhold a paycheck, although can sue for the cost of the shirts. File a claim with the Department of Labor.
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He should make a written demand for payment and cite to Minnesota Statute Section 181.13 which provides that the employer will be liable for a daily wage penalty for each day they fail to pay him after 24 hours of the written demand up to 15 days.
If he remains unpaid, Minn. Stats. Sec. 181.171 provides that the company would also be liable for his attorney fees and costs in making a claim for the unpaid wages or penalties so he should be able to have an attorney represent him on the failure to pay claim.
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