My employer refuses to accept claims for unpaid wages after 120 days.... when it is truly owed.

Is there a time limit in which an employee can claim unpaid wages? My employer claims that unless I discover the error within 120 days.... I am not entitled to the money. Ooooppppsss... our computer screwed up... but you didn't catch it.... too bad.... have a nice day!!

1 answer  |  asked Feb 8, 2005 4:06 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Statute of Limitations on Unpaid Wage Claims

You have a much as 6 years from the date wages became due to start a lawsuit seeking the payment of those wages. Any employer policy requiring that a claim be made sooner is probably not enforceable under New Yoork Law.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Feb 9, 2005 08:24 AM [EST]

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