My employer wrote me a paycheck and it bounced?

This is part time job for me at a golf course. They wrote me the check on 12/17 and it bounced...they keep blowing me off to write me a new check...what are my rights?
Thanks!

1 answer  |  asked Feb 16, 2010 09:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Jill J. Weinberg
Under Texas Payday law you can file a wage claim with the TWC (same agency that handles unemployment claims) within 180 days of the pay being owed. You do not need a lawyer and no filing fees are involved. However, since it may take a few weeks or months to resolve, you may want to send a letter or e-mail to your Employer stating: On various occasions I have tried to have you reissue the bounced pay check dated 12-17-09. You have ignored my requests. I would like to resolve this ASAP. Please send me a check within the next 5 calendar days for my wages owed for December 2009. If I do not receive it in time, I have been advised to file a wage claim with TWC and the company may also be subject to an administrative fine up to $1000 IN ADDITION to the money I am owed.
I also would appreciate a response to this request.

posted by Jill J. Weinberg  |  Feb 16, 2010 10:18 AM [EST]

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