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I didn't notice it until today. I signed up for direct deposit so they stopped sending me the pay stubs and call list of the calls I was on. I do keep record of the calls on the time sheet on my end though.

I sent an email to the manager and asked who i can speak with to sort out this issue. I'll give them 2-3 business day to respond. I do hope things will not go south with this employer. I do not work for them as often but at least pay me for the 2 months of work!! I might have to rethink about direct deposit with this company.

Anyone here gone through similar problem before ?





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I have had this issue sometimes when I've tutored gifted children through an agency (like Upwork, WebWiseTutors, and Varsity Tutors).
I have learned that some agencies have a specific requirement that indicates that you have to work a certain number of hours before you qualify for a "payout" (or an actual check/deposit).
This sounds like an agency or some type of contractual agreement.
Their accountancy department or the department head (of which you worked under) should be able to square this away if there aren't any requirements around payment like I mentioned.
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Cydoemus wrote:

I have had this issue sometimes when I've tutored gifted children through an agency (like Upwork, WebWiseTutors, and Varsity Tutors).
I have learned that some agencies have a specific requirement that indicates that you have to work a certain number of hours before you qualify for a "payout" (or an actual check/deposit).
This sounds like an agency or some type of contractual agreement.

Their accountancy department or the department head (of which you worked under) should be able to square this away if there aren't any requirements around payment like I mentioned.


Yes. I'm a contractor. They will not send you a 1099 form if you earned less than $600 for the calendar year. They deposited a few bucks on August and today. I didn't get any payment for September for some reason. I forgot if they are paying bi-weekly or monthly.

My only contact is the manager who hired me. I think it will take a while before I can figure this out. I do hope this issue is just a mistake due to the time I was inactive.

**updated**
I called the recruiter who took care of the paperwork/contract back then and she directed me back to the same manager again. I guess they will not provide a direct number to the accounting department with this company.
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They should still send you pay stubs in the mail. If it goes unresolved for too long you might have to talk to a lawyer and see what your options are. Just make sure you have a paper trail. Record everything.
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I don't think a lawyer is necessary. Too expensive for a minor issue.

all calls are recorded -- client/time/phone # are recorded so it will not be that hard to figure out --- unless they are claiming that they have no record of my calls. This is why we contractors also keep our own records just in case.

http://employment.findlaw.com/wages-and-benefits/how-to-report-unpaid-wages-and-recover-back-pay.html
https://www.dol.gov/whd/contact_us.htm
http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/flsa/screen74.asp



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dulun18 wrote:

Yes. I'm a contractor. They will not send you a 1099 form if you earned less than $600 for the calendar year. They deposited a few bucks on August and today. I didn't get any payment for September for some reason. I forgot if they are paying bi-weekly or monthly.

My only contact is the manager who hired me. I think it will take a while before I can figure this out. I do hope this issue is just a mistake due to the time I was inactive.

**updated**
I called the recruiter who took care of the paperwork/contract back then and she directed me back to the same manager again. I guess they will not provide a direct number to the accounting department with this company.


Your update does seem to be appropriate depending on the type of contractor you are (when using a recruiter or external agency like UpWork, you won't often get direct access to the HR/Accountancy teams because your point of contact for the company is going to be your direct report).
It is likely that it will be corrected.
If it isn't resolved by Monday or Tuesday, I would add some fuel to the fire and send a copy of your own records via email to ensure that they are aware that you have supporting evidence (if you have not done this already).
I have run into this issue with a few of those recruitment agencies for tutors and it required my own evidence and documentation to prove their internal team incorrect.
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dulun18 wrote:

I didn't notice it until today. I signed up for direct deposit so they stopped sending me the pay stubs and call list of the calls I was on. I do keep record of the calls on the time sheet on my end though.

I sent an email to the manager and asked who i can speak with to sort out this issue. I'll give them 2-3 business day to respond. I do hope things will not go south with this employer. I do not work for them as often but at least pay me for the 2 months of work!! I might have to rethink about direct deposit with this company.

Anyone here gone through similar problem before ?






If you can go 2-3 months without pay, I'm guessing the salary from this company is just a small fraction of your monthly salary..

UNPAID WAGES-- most employers do not want to get there since as you stated there is a government agency that will deal with it. I think you work for companies with similar structure as mine

The employer have a system in place to track you when you are logged in/logged out/on call/off call.. so only idiots would deny they have no record of it. My guesses?

1- they deposited the payments to the wrong account
2- they credited the wrong employee
3- some noob in accounting department can't do basic calculations?
4- you being inactive for a while

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Over here you're protected by law against those kinds of things from happening with the only exception is you're on a pay by sale contract
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Paper trails are everything in situations like this. Electronic records are nice, but can be "erased". This is also true in dealing with banks, even though you might have to pay extra for paper. If the IRS audits you a paper trail is golden. If someone or some company hits you with the electronic "safe, secure, & convenient" argument, just remember Equifax.

In the past I've had collection agencies harass me every six months for a bill I had already paid. The canceled check that I had on that bill usually stopped that.
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One of the extremely few good things about big corporations is that these sorts of stuff rarely if ever happens
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

If you can go 2-3 months without pay, I'm guessing the salary from this company is just a small fraction of your monthly salary..

UNPAID WAGES-- most employers do not want to get there since as you stated there is a government agency that will deal with it. I think you work for companies with similar structure as mine

The employer have a system in place to track you when you are logged in/logged out/on call/off call.. so only idiots would deny they have no record of it. My guesses?

1- they deposited the payments to the wrong account
2- they credited the wrong employee
3- some noob in accounting department can't do basic calculations?
4- you being inactive for a while




The issue is resolved. It was #4. They are holding 2 months worth of pay on purpose.

I guess there's a limit of how much you have to earn within a month, if not, they will hold on to the money for 2 months.
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