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Your ex employer owes you money for two months you worked that he didnt pay you as the company is liquidated what rights do you have?

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2005-10-27 19:56:50
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You have the right to get paid for the time you worked if you were an employee. If you were an independent contractor, or working on commission only, it may be more difficult. Normally even if the company is bankrupt, preference will be given to paying wages owed to employees. Contact the US Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division in a nearby city, or search http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/. The government mandates that every employee be paid at least $5.15 per hour. Zero is less than $5.15 per hour, so your exemployer is in violation of federal law. They must pay you the money they owe, and they must pay it on time. Normally the Wage and Hour division can clear this up with one phone call. (As they said when I spoke to them, "Asking employees to work for free is slavery, and that was outlawed in the 1800s").

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