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Can my boss legally do this???

Anonymous
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I started a new job on October 6th. Pay periods run from the 1st-15th of the month. I had half day on the 4th... paid trial..... a full day on the 6th and then 39 hours the follow week. I got my check yesterday and it was short. I was not paid for the 4th and the 6th, which amounts to around $200. Also, my taxes were calculated wrong, shorting me another $80.

I told the owner yesterday and he said there was nothing he could do until the bookkeeper comes in next Wednesday. WTF??? I was counting on that money!!!! The difference is my cell phone bill. I drained my savings while on the hunt for a job.

Can my employer legally NOT pay me???? I am thinking of looking for a new job. Sigh.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 20, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Bump
kissmysass
by Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM
I believe he was to pay for every day it's late
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM
It sounds like an error... do you fill out your own timecard?
krisnkids
by Gold Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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How were the taxes calculated wrong?

You didn't start til the 6th but you expect to get paid for the 4th? That doesn't make sense.

And yes, you will have to wait for the bookkeeper to come in.

Tracylynn100
by Silver Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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Call the labor board in your state


slw123
by Silver Member on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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As long as it gets taken care of, he's within his legal right to wait for the bookkeeper.  It doesn't sound like it was purposeful or malicious,  let them fix it.  He probably doesn't know how to fix it which is why he needs to wait for the bookkeeper.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM
It was a paid trial per the employer.

I am a certified bookkeeper myself. She calculated me with 0 dependants when I put 2 on the form. It’s a difference in 9-10% on withholdings.

Quoting krisnkids:

How were the taxes calculated wrong?

You didn't start til the 6th but you expect to get paid for the 4th? That doesn't make sense.

And yes, you will have to wait for the bookkeeper to come in.

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM
She was to be paid for a half day trial on the fourth, it is in the op.

Quoting krisnkids:

How were the taxes calculated wrong?

You didn't start til the 6th but you expect to get paid for the 4th? That doesn't make sense.

And yes, you will have to wait for the bookkeeper to come in.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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He's not refusing to pay, just asking you to wait a short time for the bookkeeper.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM

No, but can you really afford to fight him on it? Probably not and they know that, which sucks. Sorry. I'd start looking elsewhere. 

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