Q: My previous employer refuses to pay me and now he is out of the country. I have no idea how to get him to pay me.
I worked with my previous employer for almost a year. I was a property manager for his properties and aside from being a bad boss he always paid late so I finally decided to quit July 2016. He owes me a little over $1700 dollars and refuses to pay. I constantly send him emails and call him but no reply. He is currently in the Ukraine so I have no way to find him. What do I do?
A: I am sorry that you are having to deal with this situation. If you have not done so yet, you might consider filing a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission about your employer's failure to pay your final paycheck. This may be a violation of the Texas Payday Law and the TWC investigates such claims. Another option you might have is to file a claim in small claims court for your final payment. You might also consider consulting with an employment lawyer about your specific situation. Best wishes to you.
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