Non Payment of hours
UPDATED: Sep 30, 2022
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Non Payment of hours
About a week ago I was on the field conducting agency business, while conducting
and serving a client my car keys were stolen by the client unable to get back to
work without any keys.
MY employer only wants to pay me for three hours and not the other 5 hours. if
it wouldn’t have for the client stilling my keys I Could made to work what
should I DO
Asked on January 7, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
It's not actually a work-related issue, unfortunately. You were not working--you were delayed in transit for a problem which was not caused by or under the control of your employer. Your employer is not liable or responsible for a criminal act committed by another person, even a client, and does not need to pay you for the time you missed from work due to the theft. You could sue the client for all you lost time and other costs you incurred, plus press charges against the client.
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