Fired and previous employer will send final paycheck.

Dear Mel,

I was fired the other day from a Kwik Kar Lube and Tune and was told by the owner that he would put my final paycheck in the mail. When I did not recieve it, I called to ask why. He said that he was not going to pay me because of damages incurred to a vehicle I was working on that caused my dismissal (engine problem).

I responded that he had insurance for this sort of thing, but he said that he was keeping my paycheck (about $300) to help cover the deductable.

I know this is a small amount, but it's the principal of the matter.

What should I do?

Thanks Mel!

1 answer  |  asked Jan 8, 2005 3:25 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Trey Henderson
final paycheck

An employer cannot hold your last check without your written authorization. File a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Jan 8, 2005 3:42 PM [EST]

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