I was working with a client on a contract position during my previous job (My Employer → Vendor → Client).I resigned my employer on 04-29-2022 by giving two weeks of notice period on 04-18-2022.
04-29-2022 was the payday & I should’ve received my full & final paycheck on that day.
However I have still not received my final paycheck. I sent an email to my employer for my final paycheck. My employer informed me via email that the final paycheck is withhel d till they get a confirmation from vendor & client that they have received the assets I am holding.(laptop & charger)
My vendor informed me that they have set return process & initiated. When I asked about the status of the return process, they informed via email saying it will take some time to finish. They are not willing to provide specific timeframe.
- Can my employer(New Jersey) withhold my final paycheck till my client/vendor receives their assets from me? I’m willing to provide all their assets. I live in Pennsylvania.
- What are my options to get my wage on time ?
- Can I complaint to DOL ? What are the chances for me to win.