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October 24, 2012 12:18 PM Subscribe
Is it illegal for my employer to withhold wages from me? "Delays" in "processing" pay changes have gone on for weeks.
posted by herbplarfegan to Work & Money (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On October 2, my employer told me, in writing, that I was to receive a raise and an increase in hours effective Monday October 8. I reported for work, and have now worked two weeks with the new schedule. The paycheck for this biweekly period is tomorrow, October 25. (October 8 was also the first day of that pay period, so there is no pro-rating or partial periods to worry about)
Because my company has botched payroll issues in the past (too few hours on check, takes months to get reimbursed; retroactive changes to salary promised, takes months to get reimbursed; expense account reimbursements, same), I called my manager on Monday to have her check with the payroll department to make sure that they had the changes in the system and they were going to issue the right amount.
She notified me today that they weren't: not only is my check not going to reflect the raise in pay, but it won't include the hours either (for which I punch in digitally online)!
My electric company has a really awful exchange rate for smiles in USD and it's not as if I don't have all of the work hours, and my employer's promise for the wages and hours altogether, in writing.
Can I report this to the BBB? If so, how should I approach it in a way that won't make things worse for me at work? How can a change like this take weeks to establish in the payroll system? Even in that case, why can't the payroll department just cut me a check?