What can we do if an employer is not paying for work done?

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What can we do if an employer is not paying for work done?

My daughter is working part time for a property management company showing apartments. The are 7 weeks behind on her paychecks about $1,100. She just got a small paycheck for the work she did last week. However, the large paycheck has not come, they told her it was put in the mail this was about 7 days ago. She just offered to come up to the office and pick up the check today but they said they will be out of the office. She has documentation stating all the above is true. They have never accused her of not performing or doing her job. Unfortunately he only has a verbal agreement that she would bet paid weekly but many of her paycheck have come weekly. What options do I have? Would a letter from a lawyer be a good next step? Since the amount is only $1,100 a lot to a young person just starting but not a lot to take legal action. She is such a hard worker, this one really has me ticked.

Asked on August 28, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your daughter can file a wage claim with your state's department of labor and/or sue her employer in small claims court for any past due compensation. Additionally, a letter from an attorney couldn't hurt.


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