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Employer writing bad checks?

Employer writing bad checks? Topic: Cheques writing a business
July 20, 2019 / By Avalona
Question: Over the last several months my employer has been not paying us on time because he has no money. i usually receive my pay check a week late and then have to wait for the store to get enough money to cash it in house. is there anything i can do about this? i am already considering contacting the department of labor for not getting paid. but what about knowingly writing bad checks? thanks
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Abelia Abelia | 1 day ago
Your employer is breaking at least two laws here. [1] The fact that you are not getting paid for doing a job and [2] Writing checks that are basically illegal as the company or store doens't have enogh money on hand to cover those checks. COntact the department of labor or the labor board in your city and let them know what is happening. Also, if you have had any checks that have bounced, the employer is legally bound to make good on them. There is alittle known 'bad check; law in the United States that says basically you cannot write a check and not have enough funds to cover it. If the check bounces, the check writer is legally responsible to cover the check with other funds and may be held respsponsible and penalized for up to 3 times the face value of the check or $1500.00 whichever is greater. The laws in your state may differ slightly, but that is the basic federal law. In other words, if you employer writes you a paycheck for $400.00 and it 'bounces' you can legally hold him liable in small claims court for 3 times the value of the check plus the check or $1500.00 whichever is greater. So you could hold him for $1600.00 for a $400.00 bounced check! I used this law one time to sue another person who paid me by check in the amount of $500.00. I won the small claims for $1500.00 plus court costs. Lastly, find another job if you can. It's probably not worth the headaches with bad checks. Good luck. P.S. I haven't told you or tried to get you signed up for any internet home based businesses because they are all scams.
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Abelia Originally Answered: Employer writing bad checks?
Your employer is breaking at least two laws here. [1] The fact that you are not getting paid for doing a job and [2] Writing checks that are basically illegal as the company or store doens't have enogh money on hand to cover those checks. COntact the department of labor or the labor board in your city and let them know what is happening. Also, if you have had any checks that have bounced, the employer is legally bound to make good on them. There is alittle known 'bad check; law in the United States that says basically you cannot write a check and not have enough funds to cover it. If the check bounces, the check writer is legally responsible to cover the check with other funds and may be held respsponsible and penalized for up to 3 times the face value of the check or $1500.00 whichever is greater. The laws in your state may differ slightly, but that is the basic federal law. In other words, if you employer writes you a paycheck for $400.00 and it 'bounces' you can legally hold him liable in small claims court for 3 times the value of the check plus the check or $1500.00 whichever is greater. So you could hold him for $1600.00 for a $400.00 bounced check! I used this law one time to sue another person who paid me by check in the amount of $500.00. I won the small claims for $1500.00 plus court costs. Lastly, find another job if you can. It's probably not worth the headaches with bad checks. Good luck. P.S. I haven't told you or tried to get you signed up for any internet home based businesses because they are all scams.
Abelia Originally Answered: Employer writing bad checks?
You should be looking for a new job. Sooner or later, this guy is not going to pay you at all! You can contact the labor board and report him, but that probably will result in him laying off people or closing completely.

Steve Steve
You should be looking for a new job. Sooner or later, this guy is not going to pay you at all! You can contact the labor board and report him, but that probably will result in him laying off people or closing completely.
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Steve Originally Answered: Post Dated Checks?
Post Dated Checks are not illegal, and the government allows banks to cash post dated checks. So they could technically cash those checks ahead of time. However, in doing so they would be violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act(FDCPA). In which you had faith that they would not cash the checks until a certain time. But you need to stop sending them any money without an agreement. Because you do not know if this is actually doing you any good, and it might be causing you more problems. So you need to send them a letter stating the total amount of the debt you are paying, the amount of each payment, and the date of each payment(ie. the 25th of each month, starting on the month after you have written confirmation that they agree) Until you get an agreement in writing that you can manage DO NOT send them another dime. Can they take legal action against you. Yes, this is where sending them money has caused you more problems. There is the Statute of Limitations which is the period of time they can sue you. This varies by state from 2-6 years from the date of the last delinquency. However, every payment you make and they accept resets this time.
Steve Originally Answered: Post Dated Checks?
No creditor is going to refuse a payment from you, they're going to take what they can get. It sounds more like the payments you're making just aren't getting you anywhere on the account. If you're making less than what they're asking you're just going to keep falling further behind. I'd try and discuss getting some sort of hardship program with them since you can't afford what they're asking. If you're more comfortable paying by money order, I'd keep paying that way. Just be sure to save your receipts in case there's any dispute later down the road.

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