Q: I live in Washington state, and my boss is stealing my money from my paycheck.
He’s not giving me my overtime pay as well, when I work 90-100 hrs every 2 weeks. Also when I ask for a pay stub I get nothing from him. This also isn’t just happening to me either. He fired someone for confronting him about it.
A: It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for asking about their pay in good faith. You should keep your own written records of your hours worked to help document your claims for unpaid wages and overtime. In addition, you should put your pay concerns in writing to assist you with bringing a retaliation claim if you are fired for raising the issues. Further, you should begin looking for another job as your employer is not someone you want to work for in the long term. Finally, you should carefully consider the timing of sending your concerns to your employer and your financial needs in case you are fired and need to pay your bills.
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