Q: I am owed wages from my previous employer, instead of paying, they've threatened to kill me, can i sue?

I was getting paid by company check, then started being paid in cash. I asked about it and was threatened with physical harm and when i reported the threats my hours were cut and haven't been paid for my last 5 weeks of work. Each time, I'd call I'd be given excuses and then i started receiving threats that they'd murder me. Later i was contacted by the police, my previous employer made allegations that i was threatening them, amongst other things. The police completed their investigation and none of the allegations had any credit. So not only did they not pay me, they continued threatening me, slandering my name for potential employment, filled false reports to the police... i deserve compensation

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
Answered

A: Hi, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires you to be paid at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. If you worked any overtime, you would also be entitled to that as well. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state to discuss options.

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