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Employer reversed pay after resignation

Hi,
I accepted an offer from company A , and was on their payroll for 10 days
I am on h1B visa , But later I felt that they are taking too much time to on-
board me on a project so I decided to resign and accept another employment . I
was employed in California , and I did not give them any notice , I resigned on a
days notice . Later the company paid me for the 10 days , and now I find that
after 15 days they have reversed my direct deposit from the bank account . I
contacted the bank and asked about the time limit They are telling me that an
employer can directly withdraw any time . Can I take any legal action in this
case ? I was not provided any notice or clarification ever by previous employer
on this.

Asked on July 12, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

They are wrong. If you worked for 10 days, you MUST be paid for 10 days--period. The cannot refuse to to pay you for work which you have done. If they will not return the money, you may sue them for it, for breach of contract (violating the agreement, even if an oral or unwritten one, pursuant to which you worked in exchange for pay). 


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