Q: Am I a victim of wage theft? Is there a way to make my employer pay me for my hours worked?
After working 4 years with an org on salary, I decided to leave. After leaving the salary position, I signed a "work for hire" contract w/ the org to be paid X dollars per hour for every hour I worked on two projects to help the org close out the work. The contract included a clause saying I would submit my hours worked at the end of each month. I failed to meet that submission requirement, and when I submitted my hours worked after the deadline, the employer said they would not pay me for my hours worked. No penalty for late submission was described in the contract. The total gross payment that I would have earned is approximately $1,800 dollars.
What does the contract say will happen if you don't submit your hours on time? Does it describe a penalty?
If it does not describe what will happen to someone who submits hours after the deadline, you might be able to argue that you should be paid. It's also possible that the contract is illegally trying to avoid laws about wages and hours.
Really need more information about the contract before can answer your question.
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