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My current employer I've worked for for over a month has yet to pay me. They have set their business up to pay employees weekly so they are four paychecks behind. They claim they do not have the money but will soon. Needless to say, I'm looking for a new job.
I know it is illegal for my current employer to be shorting me on paychecks, and I'm willing to take legal action, but I'd rather have a new job before I get involved in a lawsuit against my current employer as that may be a detractor for any prospective employers.
What I'm wondering is how should I respond to interview questions as to why I left (or am leaving) my current job? I want to be honest but I know that prospective employers look down on negative responses/slander against previous employers but I'm not sharing a negative opinion just stating the facts as to why this job is really not working out; but I still don't know if its appropriate to speak about the fact that my current employer is breaking the law at an interview for a new job.
Can anyone offer me some good advice as to how to proceed?