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    I quit a job recently and my check was supposed to be sent by mail last week, when everyone else got their check. Now they're saying because I haven't given them back a hard hat, they won't release my check. Can they do this in Colorado?

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    No, you can file a claim for unpaid wages with the state Dept. of Labor.

    But why don't you just return the hat? You'll get your check a LOT more quickly than if you wait for the state to get around to your claim.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
      But why don't you just return the hat? You'll get your check a LOT more quickly than if you wait for the state to get around to your claim.
      x2...just give back the hard hat.
      Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

      I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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      • #4
        Well, the shop is quite far away. I called the labor board and they said they can't hold it. They can subtract the cost of it from my check. I guess I'll just mail it back to them.

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        • #5
          Didn't I already tell you they couldn't hold your check? They can subtract the cost of it IF you agreed to such a deduction when you got the hat. Don't know why you didn't return it when you quit.
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          Last edited by Pattymd; 03-19-2010, 03:55 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
            Didn't I already tell you they couldn't hold your check? They can subtract the cost of it IF you agreed to such a deduction when you got the hat. Don't know why you didn't return it when you quit.
            No need to patronize me. I may wear a hard hat but I'm not an idiot. I didn't know they wanted it back, so I didn't return it when I left. Noone asked for it either. I saw what you said, and I called the labor board to see if I needed to file a complaint, and they confirmed what you had said about holding it. They said they would do something about it if I wanted, but I decided it's not worth waiting. I figure I'll just mail it back to them, like I pointed out before, since the shop is very far away. It's not worth it if they deduct anything and then having another issue to deal with.

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            • #7
              I'm sorry if you felt I was patronizing, that was not my intent. However, you asked for advice and you got the right advice nearly immediately from this forum.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
                I'm sorry if you felt I was patronizing, that was not my intent. However, you asked for advice and you got the right advice nearly immediately from this forum.
                Not a problem. I appreciate this forum and this is the first place I come to for information.

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