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Just learned that my employer withhold part of my salary every month the past 5 months! I did not notice it as it was overtime compensation.

I first thought maybe it was a mistake so I asked, the reply I got was: Oh you know that compensation we agreed upon? I wasn't having it anymore so I decided to half it and been since then editing the hours you billed every week to reflect that and accedently forget to tell you.

Accedently?! My ass! One week is believable but not 20 weeks. The only reason I found out is that they tried to lower the compensation even further which caused these hours to show up differently in the hour declaration software we use.

So currently on my way to return company's property and quit.

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  • 27
    Make sure you have all the material you need to sue them before quitting!
  • 11
    @NoMad . I got my personal project out there (ranted a few times about it) as it originally started as my graduation project at their company. Which is more than enough for me.

    I am just happy to be done at that place, worked there for 6 years in different capacities and functions, currently Lead developer of an entire division but there was always something.
  • 22
    @aBrokenDonut still, there is a contract. You've agreed to be paid a certain amount of money, in return for certain amount of work. If the contract is broken, you can sue them. And frankly, should sue them so they don't repeat this.
  • 15
    @aBrokenDonut no matter if you're happy it's over - SUE THEM. or they will pull the same crap with someone else.

    because what they are pulling is plain and simple: exploitation. people like this need to go down.
  • 6
    @NoMad @tosensei well the problem is that the overtime compensation was verbally agreed upon, yes stupid me.

    so a judge has to believe my word against theirs, so it is going to be more a legal hassle that that is worth...
  • 7
    @aBrokenDonut fair enough. Then, congrats and I hope you find a better one soon enough! 😁
  • 6
    @aBrokenDonut in practice, "verbally agreed" means "they PLAN to screw you over".

    it's still legally binding. try to gather some documents showing previous payouts as proof.

    also, in compensation: clock in more overtime than you actually worked. if they only pay you 50% of what's agreed, you should only work 50% of what's agreed.
  • 5
    @tosensei not a good idea to clock more time than spent. Might turn into other legal issues... Threatening to sue is probably your best bet here.
  • 5
    @ScriptCoded it's not a good idea to steal from your employees by docking their overtime pay, either.
  • 5
    @tosensei No not at all. But if you're getting into a legal fight you want to be clean
  • 4
    Depending on country, wage theft is real.

    Hit them hard and nail there asses!
  • 7
    @aBrokenDonut you also mentioned something about hours being edited? If they're reducing your reported work hours in order to pay you less that's borderline fraud and even tax evasion to some extent
  • 6
    Fuck that employer, wish the company the worst and hopes it goes bankeupt.
  • 4
    @ScriptCoded that was also how I was thinking.

    However I just left the building and now just able to close this chapter is worth more to me than a possible legal pay out that is going to drag on for months.
  • 3
    @C0D4 glad to see that you are also still around since 2016 :)
  • 1
    Just learned that my employer stole from me. Here, fixed it for you.
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