Initially my employer said i would make more than 8.50 an hour and would get 50-60 hrs a week. I was paid only $300 for 39 hours my first week...then I didn't get paid for another 3 weeks. I tried to confront him about it...but he only procrastinated further. I was told that he refused to pay us after 'business hours', even tho sometimes we still had orders to make and cleaning to do.There would be times I would for work for more than an hour after close. I accumulated a lot of hours and a decent amount of overtime as well...I was soon after fired for no reason. when I met with him afterwards he only paid me some of the amount he owed me, not including any overtime or after hours work i performed. He is now trying to send me 1099 forms, but i was not an independent contractor. HELP!When I asked him why he gave me so little money he said he was pretty sure that I worked less hours than I really did... he said he'd check again and get back to me...yet still hasn't. I'm pretty certain that there is a lot of illegal business going on here and I'm being scammed. I never filled out any sort of paperwork, he has no way of showing us what hours we worked. basically we just come in and work. there's no time clock or anything... only thing i have to show what hours i worked is what i wrote down on my calendar. so I have little proof of when i worked, besides the bank statements i can get from the checks I cashed from him from the little he did pay me. Isn't him not having me fill out any tax forms or anything else enough to take him to court? It's all bad and I don't want others having to ever deal with this either.
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