When Owed Wages Aren’t Paid
When you work for an employer, the agreement is that your time and effort is compensated through a paycheck. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and if you’re not paid at least this, you are working for free. Your employer has a legal duty to pay you the money you’re owed, and they are breaking federal law if they fail to compensate you appropriately. If you are having difficulty getting the money your employer owes you, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm by calling (512) 330-0017 today.
What Happens If I’m Fired or I Quit?
In this uncertain economy, you may be especially concerned about getting your last paycheck if you’ve lost your job. By federal law, your employer is obligated to pay you the money you’re owed the next business day after you’ve quit. This is also true if you have been fired. If you’re not paid for your services by the following business day, you can bring legal action against your former employer.
What If the Company is Bankrupt?
The problem is complicated if your former employer is entering bankruptcy. While you may not be able to secure 100% of your wages, a labor attorney can help you file a claim against your employer to help you get as much of the money you’re owed as possible.
If you or someone you love is not receiving pay that he or she is owed, contact the Austin labor lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling (512) 330-0017.