Q: Am I required to give my full name, address, along with a copy of my license just to receive payment for hours I've work

I haven't been paid for hours I've worked since 3 weeks ago, and the boss always says he's going to pay me tomorrow or the coming week with no effort what so ever. He's constantly ignoring my calls or messages because he knows I'm asking about my money and now he wants me to send him my full name and address and a copy of my license (?? ) through text message. I find that really sketchy and I refuse to do so. I feel there's no reason I should have to send all that information just to get paid. But I wanted to ask here for advise from attorneys who know about these types of situations. What should I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
Answered
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If you are an employee, North Carolina wage and hour law governs this. The law requires the employer to establish a specific pay date and must pay you on that date. There seems to be no legal reason for you not to be paid. If you are not an employee, then the law does not apply.

On a separate note, if you are an employee, the employer must have you fill out certain paperwork and collect certain information from you that is required for the government other folks. For example, the employer needs your full name and address for some of those forms. You employer might need a copy of your drivers license if you drive a company vehicle. However, that would not effect the requirement that you be paid on the pay date.

If you are an employee who is not being paid, you can file a complaint with the North Carolina Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Bureau.

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