I was recently hired on with a Co, after it took some work getting my first pay from him (claiming it was am accounting error) AND he only paid me for 1 week, claiming an oversight on his part. It's now been an additional month and no pay. For the last 2 weeks, everyday (including the weekends) he's claimed either him or his "assistant" is "on our way to wire you this money so our issue can be resolved" yet they never do. Stating either traffic, sickness, or just doesn't respond at all for the rest of the day. On the 17th he put my employment on "hold" because I asked when I would be paid. Well today, after claiming yet again, that his assistant would wire me the money and didn't, I started doing a more thorough search on him and found another employee from a year ago that still hasn't paid. I spoke with her, and about 20 minutes later, he messaged me saying that I violated a "gag order" in my contract and he would not pay me at all because of this "violation". I have a feeling that somehow, through my work history with him, he was able to obtain my personal passcodes to all my accounts, which is how he knew I contacted her. Is any of this legal or has anyone ever heard of an employer doing this? I'm in the US
closed as off-topic by Justin Cave, gnat, Vietnhi Phuvan, Philip Kendall, nvoigt Mar 29 '15 at 7:54
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Contact the Department of Labor of your state ASAP, and explain your situation to them - It's their job to enforce the state labor laws. It looks from your description of your situation that your employer is out to cheat you of your wages. The gag order thing that your employer is using as a justification looks like something that your employer pulled out of his butt.