Q: Employer did not pay wages and landlord closed the doors of building. Can I still file for past wages due?
A: Although you are entitled to wages due, there are a number of reasons why you may not be able to collect. Some of the important factors to consider are whether the employer went bankrupt, the employer's entity type such as corporation or partnership, and the payday law in your state. You should speak with an attorney in your area to fully explore all your options. At the very least, contact the Department of Labor, which enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits an employer from permitting or requiring free work.
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