Employment Law/non payment

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I WAS WORKING FOR A CONTRACT CUSTODIAN COMPANY FOR 2 YEARS AN RECENTLY A NEW COMPANY HAS TOKEN OVER THE PAY DAYS HAVE CHANGED.THIS IS FINE.THE NEW COMPANY MAILS THEIR CHECKS OUT .I TURNED IN MY TIMESHEETS ON TIME FAXED THEM AS ASKED AND WAS TOLD MY CHECK WOULD BE IN THE MAIL ON FRIDAY.NOW THIS IS ALSO FINE BUT I WORK NIGHTS AN MY MAIL RUNS LATE.SATURDAY I CHECKED MY MAIL AN MY TRAINING CHECK WAS THERE BUT NOT MY PAYROLL CHECK.I CALLED THE COMPANY AND NO ONE COULD ANSWER WHERE MY CHECK WAS .I WAS TOLD THE TRAINING CHECK AND PAYROLL CHECK WAS MAILED AT THE SAME TIME AND I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN IT AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT A CHECK MAILED OUT ALREADY.MY QUESTION IS WHAT DO I DO ABOUT NON PAYMENT OF A FULL TIME JOB IS THERE A LAW THAT STATES I DON'T GO INTO WORK UNTIL I GET PAID OR DO I JUST KEEP WORKING FOR FREE? PLEASE HELP ME I WORK PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AN I AM LATE ON MY RENT I CAN NOT SEND MY KIDS TO DAYCARE BECAUSE THE DAYCARE BILL IS ALSO DUE

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If they will not reissue your check than you call the Department of Labor and let them know you have not been paid your wages. If they reissue it ask them not to mail it. Can you request direct deposit of your check or request it to be held for you to pickup?  

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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR

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I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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30 years in Payroll and Human Resources

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SHRM (Society of Human Resources) APA (American Payroll Association) DOLEA (Department of Labor Employers Association) CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) The Mentoring Network

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PHR Certification in Human Resources CPP Certification in Payroll in U.S. Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification in Canada

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