I was not paid the final paycheck the day after my termination in DC. What are my options for collecting liquidated damages? Should I file a complaint with DC employment office? Can I also be compensated for legal fees? By the way, they paid once a month,

DC law referring to timing of final paycheck

1 answer  |  asked Nov 27, 2015 7:25 PM [EST]  |  applies to District of Columbia

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Richard Renner
First, read this fact sheet from DC's Employment Justice Center:
http://www.dcejc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DC-Wage-and-Hour-Fact-Sheet-Eng-9-2014.pdf
Then, shop around to see if you can get a lawyer to take your case. Keep a written log of your efforts to get an attorney. Visit
http://www.mwela.org/find-a-lawyer
Also, visit EJC's free legal clinic.
If you cannot get a lawyer, ask EJC to review a small claims complaint before you file it be sure you are asking for all the relief you are entitled to.

posted by Richard Renner  |  Nov 27, 2015 9:03 PM [EST]

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