What to do if my previous emplyer refuses to give me my last check and I turned in my uniforms?

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What to do if my previous emplyer refuses to give me my last check and I turned in my uniforms?

Asked on February 18, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You may sue your employer. Employees must be paid for all work done, so if you performed the work and earned the check, you must be paid it. Even if it's your last check or the employer feels you owe it money for some reason (for example, it believes you damaged your uniform or other company property), it still needs to pay you. To reduce your costs, you may wish to consider suing in small claims court, where you could act as your own lawyer and filing fees are lower; also, cases in small claims court tend to move faster than in other courts.


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