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December 13th, 2006


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09:49 am
This question's pointed at you, adickers and arettber:

If my workplace fails to pay me on my designated pay day (owing to a "paperwork snafu"), then fails to pay me by the make-up day they'd promised, am I within my rights to stop coming to work until they do, in fact, pay me?

'Cause if so, I might have a free day tomorrow...

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From:arettber
Date:December 13th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Well, strictly speaking, since the passage of the 13th Amendment you've been within your rights to stop coming to work until they pay you.

Aside from that, probably not (although bear in mind that I'm not a real lawyer and am therefore not offering any legal advice). Unless it's worth the time/money to you to hire a real one to fight the legal battle after they fire you for not showing up.
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From:sweetiedarlin
Date:December 14th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
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Check the IL Dept of Labor (www.state.il.us/agency/idol) And worse comes to worse, you can report your employer in failing timely payment for your work.

Trust a payroll girl, if there's a paperwork snafu on a new hire/Temp-to-perm that's caused non-payment for three weeks, we break our necks to get that person a papercheck the next day (depending on the FedEx gods). Otherwise, it's our asses.

The only thing I do know for sure is the laws requiring payment on a terminated employee, which came in handy when The Company (a payroll company at that) messed up my final check back in October. I quoted IL labor laws until I had a check the next day.
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From:hannibalv
Date:December 14th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
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Trust a payroll girl, if there's a paperwork snafu on a new hire/Temp-to-perm that's caused non-payment for three weeks, we break our necks to get that person a papercheck the next day (depending on the FedEx gods). Otherwise, it's our asses.

I'm not interested in having them break their necks, but I'd like to see them break a sweat.

And I checked IDoL today--I've got the appropriate numbers.
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From:adickers
Date:December 14th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
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You can also check your employment contract (if you have one). Hopefully they will fix this without you having to do anything else -- but hoping can sometimes be wasted, and I understand the need and urge for action. Hang in there!

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