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Denied last day of pay

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Jim Baker

Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Georgia

I left my previous employer without giving prior notice. This exact action seems to happen with everyone this company has hired. This employer owed me one day of pay. I waited until after their normal pay cycle but did not receive a check. I contacted the DOL. The DOL contacted this employer and I will be receiving a check however this check is not at my normal rate of pay and is short one hour. According to the person I spoke with at the DOL, the DOL could only enforce minimum wage and the employer could short me one hour of pay because the employer said I only worked seven hours (not true). I am not going to hire an attorney for this because it would cost me more to that then the one day is worth. However, I still question the DOL response. The DOL employee I spoke with didn't seem to be able to answer all of my questions. Do I have an other recourse?


Senior Member
Not unless your state requires that you be given prior notice of a rate reduction before the work is performed. And knowing the inadequacy of Georgia Wage and Hour laws, I very seriously doubt the state could/would do anything.

It's poor management and bad business, but at least as far as I can tell, it's not illegal.

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