I was released from employment in January 2017 as operations manager for a failing oilfield service company. Another management structure was brought in and new office personnel.
They still owe me $11,000+ for personal expenses and back pay which I have sent a demand letter for and it has still gone unpaid. I filed for unemployment in February 2017. April of 2017 I had a telephone meeting with Texas workforce. They informed me that they where informed I was "fired" for mishandling of funds... not paying past due bills, cutting employees pay, paying myself more than was agreed when in fact my salary was cut over 33% ... and more!
I had nothing to do with paying bills or payroll or accounts payable, I could not sign checks. It was not my job description at all. I had no bank access at all! They described to me my bosses position who was fired 1 hour before me. They lied to the Texas workforce and are still telling them lies. They severely have me mixed up with another person.
Can I sue them not only for the money they owe me but slanderous comments they have made to the Texas workforce?
Yes you can...............................................................................................
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If the facts are as you describe, you may have a strong case. Contact a Texas lawyer to assess your legal options.
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Looks like you have a good case against your former employer.
How to Claim Unpaid Wages -- An employee who believes they have not been paid all wages earned may submit a wage claim with TWC no later than 180 days after the date the claimed wages originally became due for payment. If part of your unpaid wages were due within 180 days, submit a claim only for that part. View a tutorial on How to File a Wage Claim. Texas Payday Law Wage Claim Form PDF
So with respect to obtaining your pas wages I will post a site that should assist you with collecting the wages. Best of luck to you.
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