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STOPPED PAYROLL CHECK!!!

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Unhappy

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I worked for a company for 4 weeks and two days. I was offerred a better position at another company, so I gave a week's notice to my present employer. Keep in mind that it was my 4th week and I still had not filled out any tax information, been told what my benefits were or given any type of employee handbook.

Well, my notice was given on a Friday, by Tuesday of the following week I decided I had enough. I talked the situation over with my spouse and we agreed that I would not return. I called the office the next morning and left word on her voicemail. I had appointments that afternoon so I was not able to return the office key until the following Monday. Well, as a result, my payroll check was stopped and the funds were withdrawn from my bank account. I called her about the situation and she stated that she stopped the check because I "stole her key" and didn't give her any written notice. That was the reasoning behind her actions. Where should I go from here? I did work for that entire pay period. Any direction you could give is greatly appreciated.
 


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Doug

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I would go to the labor board immediatly. The fact that you have not filled out any peper work (W-4) may be in question, but by law they must pay you for hours worked.
 
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Attorney_Replogle

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Yes definitely go to the Labor Board about this. The employer can't withhold any part of your wages to compensate for any missing equipment such as a key. The fact that you had not filled out a W-4 is not relevant to the fact situation. If anything, it was the employer's responsibility to have you fill it out promptly.

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Mark B. Replogle
 

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