my employer shorted my check Started by roofmonkey , Nov 20 2013 06:22 PM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 1 posts Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:22 PM I live in Indiana. my employer shorted my check by 10 hours last week and they put it on this weeks paycheck so I got taxed big time. Is this allowed for them to do to me? I've talked to several people that say they are not allowed to do that. I tried to call the labor board to ask but haven't heard back yet. So please help and let me know soon. thanks Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:56 PM Can you explain what you mean by "taxed big time?"
Withholding and FICA would have been higher in dollar terms since, presumably, your gross wages were higher due to the 10 additional hours. But, as a browse % of your gross wages, they should not have been significantly different from prior weeks. 58,017 posts Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:54 AM Well, naturally, the more hours/pay in a check, the higher the taxes will seem, but I'm pretty sure given the details it wasn't a matter of your tax rates suddenly being different.
So long as you're paid twice a month (if non-exempt), I'd presume the labor dept. won't care (and griping about it could easily result in retaliation that you'd ultimately be able to do nothing about, e.g., firing for no reason). I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/228255-my-employer-shorted-my-check/