Wages Problem

Hello Sir/Madam,

I am on H1B of one of the local IT company, who is into contracting of IT consultants to different clients on project basis. I have reached USA 2 months back and working my employeer daily in his office for 8 to 10hrs from last 2 months. But nor he is interested in placing me at any clients place nor is he paying me anything. What should i do? as now i am feeling i am into great trouble, as i am not aware of any laws out here.

My appointment letter does state that i will be paid after i am on project. But that should have some timeframe too.

please help me!!!

Sir/Madam, I could have paid for your valuable guidelines but i myself is not getting paid? i feel sorry for this.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 2, 2004 6:30 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Getting Paid

In New York State, employees really have limited rights, because of the employment at will doctrine. But one are where employees are well protected is with respect to pay.

State law guarantees the payment of wages on a regular basis, within a limited time of the pay being earned. Federal law requires the payment of at least the minimum wage. In the HIB context, in order to get the visa, employers had to agree to pay a prevailing wage.

In many cases, employers have to pay a penalty, and are liable for the employee's attorney's fees.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Feb 3, 2004 09:11 AM [EST]

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