CompAny refuses to pay me for labor because the person that hired me wasnt authorized

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    CompAny refuses to pay me for labor because the person that hired me wasnt authorized

    I was hired on, working with two other people at a motel, payday came and went nearly twice (weekly checks) before my boss, the self proclaimed "owner" was caught stealing from the trust company that ACTUALLY ran it and fired. Apparently he had no autherization to hire any of us or make any deals with regard to trading rooms for wages. Our agreement was for my work in exchange for a room (normal rate of $600 a month) and a $150 per week paycheck in exchange for my cleaning all the check outs and renovating the building. A simlar deal was made with the person hired to run the front desk. Upon the unautherized individual's dismissal, and everything being explained to the trust company, the person hired for the front desk was compensated but i was not. Is there any legal action i can take?


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    You may have a case against the trust company. Depending on the amount in question, you may be able to sue them in small claims court.
    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.

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    If you live in a jurisdiction with a state Department of Labor, then you can file a claim for unpaid wages with the agency. If you do not live in such a jurisdiction, then you will have to file suit in small claims court against the motel.

    BTW, since the person who hired you had the apparent authority to do so, it is doubtful IMHO the motel can hide behind this excuse to avoid paying your past due wages. Most state governments take a dim view on companies who receive the value of an individual’s labor but then refuse to compensate said individual for his work.


 

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