Chicago, IL asked in Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: What is a legal eviction? And how many days do you have to leave the property?

I was working for this company for 2 and a half years. At first I was just a kennel tech 8.50/hr when i first started. Few months later they made me kennel manager and on salary for 650.00 till just recently I got fired. Being kennel manager they let me get the house that's on the property. At first try said I had pay 200 a month. That they would take 100 from each check since I was getting payed on 1st and on the 15 the of every month. Which that's no problem me paying. But few months later my director said she was gonna tlk to the board into dropping that payment so I ddint have to pay for rent. Well they approved it. At first they wasnt taking rent anymore then they was and utilities too. I worked my ass off for this company. They is days I worked over 12 hours for them. Well just a week ago I got fired.. Then they started putting papers on my door. First that I had till January 12th. Then that we needed to evacuate immediately. And last they gave us a 10day notice. None was signe

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: A "legal" eviction requires a court case and judgment against you before the landlord can have the sheriff execute on the judgment and return possession to the landlord. It sounds like you were given a notice to vacate from the landlord and that the landlord will likely file suit if you don't leave.

If you can afford an attorney, consider hiring one.

You also mentioned working long days. You didn't indicate if you were paid for the overtime. If you were, an attorney might be able to help with that situation. Most attorney's handle unpaid wage claims on a contingency (percentage -of-recovery) basis.

I wish you the best.

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