Kansas City, MO asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kansas

Q: i recently quit a job and im afraid they are going to hold my check because they are trying to accuse me of stealing...

money from them but have absolutely no proof.

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: The Kansas Department of Labor enforces wage and hour laws in Kansas. Generally speaking, an employer cannot withhold wages for a purpose other than tax, Social Security, and Medicare withholdings or a garnishment pursuant to a court-ordered judgment without an agreement with the employee.

If you believe an employer is improperly withholding wages, the Kansas Department of Labor would be the administrative agency to deal with your claim. The KDOL website may be found at https://www.dol.ks.gov.

The Wage Claim form may be found at https://www.dol.ks.gov/laws/wage-claims. The actual form as of 8/4/2022 is https://www.dol.ks.gov/documents/20121/56722/Wage+Claim.pdf/27606782-9efd-7bf2-7c9f-94c325c32e4f?t=1619709003954. The wage claim process is not speedy. If payment is not paid when due, a wage claim may be filed. The hearing is an administrative hearing before a state administrative judge.

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