my husband sent a written letter of resignation as well as a verbal resignation 2 weeks ago. now his last employer is refusing to give him his paycheck. who do we contact at the Monroe County Labor Board or Florida State Labor Board? what are we supposed to do? we like many people live paycheck to paycheck and they are aware of that.
How much is owed? I would request the money via email. I would also have a free case evaluation with an employment attorney from Florida so they can gather more facts and explain your options, you may not need to invest much into your case if any at all.
Unpaid wage claims in Florida allow for the recovery of attorneys fees and costs. When employers learn of this they generally pay quickly. Contact a lawyer of your choosing to reach out to the employer. Best of luck.
It is likely that the employer's actions violate both federal and state laws. Contact a local employment attorney to further discuss this matter.
Unfortunately, we have found that employers often take retaliatory action against employees who submit letters of resignation. These situations often include but are not limited to reductions in wages, failure to pay commissions, and failure to pay the entire paycheck at all.
These types of action are subject to both federal and state law violations such as: breach of contract, unpaid wages, and violations of minimum wage and overtime.
When employers take such action, there are significant benefits to talking with a private attorney. Private attorneys have a vested interest in ensuring their clients get maximum recovery; while government officials and agencies are tasked with ensuring that employers discontinue such violations.
Because of these differing interests you should first to seek out qualified private legal counsel before engaging agency assistance.
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