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DEARSUGAR NEEDS YOUR HELP: He Worked Hard For The Money

DEARSUGAR and Pay Us Paige need your help. An employer is not permitted to withhold money from an employee, but if they get into a legal battle, they will wind up using the majority of the money on lawyer's fees. What advice can you give her and her husband so they can successfully receive the money that he's worked for?

Dear Sugar
I don't know what to do. My husband's brother's boss will not pay him for 150 hours that he's worked. He helped out on a construction site doing brick masonry work for three and a half weeks. He showed up on time everyday, he didn't ever get into any trouble and he always helped out when needed. He's a good man and this is really bringing him down.

We don't have a lot of extra money lying around and we were really counting on this check to pay our bills last month. It's been six weeks and still no check. Not only that, we've left a message each week with the boss's assistant and he hasn't called returned a single call. What can I do to collect the wages? Pay Us Paige

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