Raleigh, NC asked in Employment Law for South Carolina

Q: What can I do about not getting my pay check for work that I have completed?

I have worked but don't get paid

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2 Lawyer Answers
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
Answered

A: You should immediately consult an employment law attorney in South Carolina to discuss your situation. You may have a claim for unpaid wages under the federal law (Fair Labor Standards Act) and state law.

Jeremy R. Summerlin
Jeremy R. Summerlin
Answered
  • Greenville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: You have the option of filing a complaint with the SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). They can investigate your claim and potentially fine the employer. But they cannot recover your money. If the amount you're owed is less than $7,500, then you can file a small claims court lawsuit by yourself at the nearest magistrate's office. If it's more than $7,500, you can speak to an employment lawyer about bringing an action in circuit court.

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