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What do I do if my employer won't pay me?

#YourQuestionsAnswered If your pay hasn't come through as expected, you might be a bit stressed. Here's some suggestions of what might help.


Hard working person

Employers should pay you when they say they will, for what you are owed. Normally pay dates are in your employment agreement. Sometimes mistakes happen and this normally a quick fix by chatting to your employer.


Here's some steps that might help if your employer won't pay you.


Step one:

The first thing we recommend is that you reach out to your employer and raise that you are waiting on payment. They may be able to fix this straight away for you.


Step two:

If you get no resolution from the above (or you were not able to raise it with them) then we recommend that you also raise this in writing or by email, and give them a timeframe to resolve it in.


If you're writing to your employer, it is helpful to include:

  • When you were expecting to be paid

  • What you were expecting to be paid (ie, it might be last week's pay or your final pay)

  • A date when you would like this to be resolved by

  • That if you have not heard from your employer by this date, you may have to seek legal advice.


Step three:

If your employer doesn't rectify this after you raise it with them, we recommend getting advice! If it's happening now, you may also have a case to raise a grievance. Give us a call to have a chat.


But what if it happened a while ago?

Still get advice! You have up to six years to seek payment for unpaid wages.


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