Is there any resolution for a large company repeatedly bouncing most or all checks?

I work for a shipping company in Arlington, TX. The company has bounced checks for all of its staff on numerous occasions. While the money was eventually paid after pressure from the employees, it has taken a week or longer for us to get our money. I myself am currently waiting for a significant amount of money that has been unavailable for nearly two weeks. I spoke to them two days ago and provided written proof of the bounced payment and the NSF fee my bank charged me, and was told they would send a check to my place of employment via overnight shipping. I worked all day, and still no check. This is not a small company, and I was told when I provided this information that they were aware this could happen, but didn't see fit to tell me. What should I do?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 18, 2018 9:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Trang Tran
Bounced checks can be recovered under the Texas common law of quantum meruit (no labor for free). Bounced and late payroll checks can be recovered under the Fair Labor Standards Act because employees should be paid for their labor within the regular payroll cycle. Requiring employees to chase down their wages for weeks after they are earned is a liability. Read more about it here

posted by Trang Tran  |  Sep 19, 2018 08:33 AM [EST]

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