Whistleblower 9: Workers say they aren't getting paid



None - The Whistleblower 9 inbox has had a lot of complaints lately about people not getting paid by their bosses.

In fact, one came in Thursday from a roofer who hasn't been paid for his work.

In a different case, a man named Charles said, “We really need our money to pay our December bills, and we had to wait two weeks past our pay date just last month.”

A man named Devin wrote that his boss “employed at least 30 employees for nine months and never paid their salaries.”

Frank, a contract worker, said: “As time passed, the excuses became more frequent and to this date all I have received is five payments out of 22 invoices.”

If this has happened to you, call the North Carolina Department of Labor. It will investigate unpaid wages over $50, and it has to be at least 10 days overdue. Workers will contact the people in charge to try to resolve the problem.

The number is 1-800-NC-LABOR. You can also find information about filing complaints by clicking here.

You can also go to small claims court, but the state recommends you do that after it investigates. That's because it won't get involved in a case after it goes through the legal system, whether you win or lose.