Denied pay

I worked as an assistant wrestling coach & was told I would recieve about $1500 at the end of the season. I turned in a late physical form to the school, when I recieved my paycheck it was 180 dollars. They never told me my pay would be cut, nor did they tell me to stay home because I wasn't supposed to be working. Am I entitled to the money I worked for but never received?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 28, 2005 1:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Christopher Ezold
You likely have a valid claim for unpaid wages.

Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, if your employer allowed you to work without telling you that your wages would be cut, you likely have a claim for unpaid wages. If so, the school would owe you the unpaid back wages, plus a 25% penalty, and your attorneys' fees.

The school might have a valid defense based on the late form, but it would likely be valid only if there was a clear policy or other communication to you about potential wage loss for a late form. I suspect that there was no such communication. However, without reviewing your documents and the specific facts surrounding your situation, I cannot give you a firm answer.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me at the below address(es) or number.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
401 City Line Avenue,
Suite 904
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Mar 28, 2005 2:10 PM [EST]

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