I worked for a Home Health agency from October until December 2018. When first hired, I had requested that I receive my pay stubs weekly even though out pay was direct deposited. After asking for over a month, I finally got some and they were missing pertinent information such as the hours I was paid for, my pay rate, etc. I requested complete pay stubs and didn't get them until right before Christmas and I had resigned December 8. After getting the pay stubs, I was checking my hours against what I was actually paid and found in the middle of a week, they had dropped my pay rate unknown to me and then I was missing pay for hours I had worked on over half of my pay stubs. I contacted them and they met me with complete resistance. I sent them the copies and they still will not pay me. I find out after I resigned that they had dropped my pay rate again on the last week I worked. Their excuse is that I was a no call no show but how can that be when I communicated that I wasn't going to be able to go to work on the days in question due to their mistakes, not my own. Now, I am out over $400 for hours worked. I't retaliation illegal? If no state law does federal not take precedence?
Ohio has the Prompt Pay Act that requires employers to pay you wages owed within a certain time or face penalties. Also, pay changes have to be communicated before work commences to be effective as actually changing pay. You should contact an employment lawyer about your issues.
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