What can I do about a late payment from my employer?

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What can I do about a late payment from my employer?

I worked a temp job for 4 days over a month ago. I was told at first pay would be direct deposited into my checking account. Then I was told about 2 weeks ago that part would be deposited and the rest mailed to me. I provided my new address since I moved around that time. I contacted the manager again early this week but got no response. I then found out yesterday from corporate that my checks are sitting at a store 3 hours away. This is the first time I heard of this. Corporate was going to make other arrangements to pay me but no response today. Are they liable for the extra fees and raised interest rate for this bill?

Asked on October 16, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1 You can sue your employer for the money they owe you. Given the amount likely at stake, suing in small claims court, acting as your own attorney, is likely a good option.
2 If you incurred other costs or losses directly traceable to the failure to pay timely, you can also sue for those e.g. if you had an bounced checks or NSF fees paid late fees for rent or car payments incurred additional interest charges etc.


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