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Withholding paycheck

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Orion81RN has 7 years experience .

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I am about to lose it. I started emailing my work then stopped because I will definitely be fired if I continue this email. My work took away my direct deposit benefits a while back because I was late with turning in my notes. Understandable. For the last 6 weeks, I've been turning my notes in on time. I have not received my last 3 paychecks. I received an email that I have corrections to make. I returned the email stating the date and time I can come in. Then I said to please mail my 3 checks. I got a return email saying she would mail 2 checks and hold 1 until I come in for corrections. I am fuming/boiling/about to absolutely lose my $%!t. Do they seriously have the right to do this?! What would they do if I had direct deposit? I started the email ready to blow everything to heck and go back to my old company who keeps hounding me but pays me $6 less an hour bc I am just so done with this place... I typed "That is unacceptable..." I stopped. Called my husband. Called my mom, a nurse who's worked for the same company. And now just coming here to vent. Thanks for reading.

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You need to file a complaint with your local Labor Board. According to the Labor Board your pay is not to be held as ransom for paperwork.  If you work 40 hours a week, then you are to be paid as such on a consistent basis. Now, if the agency is unhappy with the way you do your job, then they can otherwise take corrective action, such as requiring you to come to the office to correct your work, writing you up, criticizing you on your annual review or terminating you, but they can not withhold your pay, because you earn that when you provide the professional nursing care. Discuss this with the Labor Board, and an employment attorney if you feel so motivated.

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Orion81RN has 7 years experience.

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Thank you

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Alex Egan has 9 years experience as a LPN, EMT-B and specializes in Home Health (PDN), Camp Nursing.

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I can endorse this advice to call the labor board. They really are in your corner and have the regulatory bite to really get action. Get a new job, you're not going to make friends, but when you need action you need action. 

I had a dispute with a very well known university over late pay. Just the threat of the labor board was enough to get the issues solved within two hours of my threat to call

 

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