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  • Employer owes me 14 weeks of pay - KY/OK Kentucky

    Hi there,

    I have been a salaried employee (working remotely out of state) with a contract for this company based in Kentucky (they also have operations in Oklahoma) since July. Before that I was a contract employee. Since becoming salaried, my employer has been having trouble paying me.

    I became friends with my employer (since it's only a 4-5 person company) and know that some of his clients have not paid him and he is struggling for money himself (at least that is what he tells me).

    I decided to be very patient and continue working based on the fact that I trusted my employer. I feel quite stupid now as I'm owed over $11,000.00 and I've literally been working for free these past few months. I've eaten through my savings, am facing foreclosure and repossession of my car and I am at my wits end because I am so broke.

    I have tried getting in touch with him all this week and it feels like he's avoiding me.

    What are my rights as a salaried employee who works out of state and when the company is based in KY/OK?

    Thank you for reading!

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    You can file a wage claim with the state DOL (where you worked).
    or
    The amount seems to be too large for small claims court but you could file a "general" lawsuit in a higher court with an attorney for your wages due.
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