If my employer has refused to pay me, what should I do?

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If my employer has refused to pay me, what should I do?

I haven’t received a paycheck from my employer for almost a month now. Shes not picking my calls neither is she responding to my text. I have bills to pay and I still haven’t received a pay check despite informing my employer about the situation.

Asked on August 14, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your employer for breach of contract / account stated. Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) are the amount you are owed. The amount of your damages will determine if you can file your lawsuit in small claims court. Upon prevailing in the case, you can also recover court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee.


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