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Company won't pay for the last paycheck

Chris Hani
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Joined: Jun 03, 2004
Posts: 42

I am frustrated here.

Recently, I switched my staffing compay that holds my H1.
H1 transfer is on-going and I am expecting the last pay check from the previous company.

They usually send electronical pay stub by Wednsday but I haven't got yet.
I also send e-mail about this to the previous company but haven't got any response.

I was paid bi-weekly so this Friday would by my pay day.
It is quite good amount of money and ,more importantly, I need the check so that I could live.

Now my freins told me it is absolutely illegal so I can simply report this incident to the states website where the previous company is located.

Well, I know it is illegal but I am afraid if I would get any damage over reporting this issue officially.
The company is staffing compay so I cannot really imagine when/how they did something bad for me or my career or my visa.

Have you guys experienced such situation?
Is it common among staffing companies?
Shall I go ahead and report this company to the state?


[ August 08, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Hani ]
[ August 08, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Hani ]
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
I would report them to the Dept of Labor.

Ann Basso
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 48
Your main objective is to get the money. So contact them or send them email saying you are prepared to report them to the Dept. of Labor or even sue if they don't pay. I think they will pay up. If they don't, then talk to a lawyer. Usually, they take up such kind of cases without any upfront cost.
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