Q: My previous employer has not paid my wages that was owed to me on January 28, 2022. What can I do?
He says, I have to sign a document and return company property in order to get my paycheck. He also still owes me another (my final) paycheck.
A: File a wage claim with the NC Department of Labor. Free of charge and you can do it online. He cannot lawfully hold your pay to make you sign a document or return company property. If you had previously signed a document he might be able to deduct something from your final pay, but not hold it. Also, I advise employees not to sign documents when leaving a company unless the documents clearly benefit the employees.
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