I was employed with a healthcare agency, worked hours, participated in educational training, and pu

Recently I was hired by an agency to provide mental health services in a middle school to several children. I worked for the agency one month and was terminated. After termination I sought my wages but was told that I the agency had 30 days from the date of my termination to provide wages. I waited the allotted time and contacted the agency again, only to be told that my hours were in question. I was told that my work hours could be decided by me and I only needed to keep up with the documentation for the hours I was claiming. According to the agency becaue I never provided documentation of a background check or fingerprints that they were not liable for paying me any wages. I was also informed at one time to actually hold off on getting the fingerprinting and background screening done, and so I did at the request of the agency, yet was still providing a service to the company and the clients. What are my legal rights and the next steps to receiving my unpaid wages?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 6, 2015 10:07 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Arthur Schofield
You are entitled to your wages. Sounds like the employer is playing games. I recommend you speaking with counsel. There is an unpaid wage statute in Florida that provides for the recovery of attorneys fees and costs. Once an employer learns of his they generally pay up quickly. Best of luck.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Oct 6, 2015 10:14 AM [EST]

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