I took my ex employer to small claims court to recover my paychecks for the full
month of March, the first week I worked in April, and for three days of work
that I worked on documentation from home after my separation date, per the
employee contract that I finish all outstanding documentation to get my final
paycheck. I had to get the department of labor and a lawyer involved, who told
me that since I was salaried, the contract was void under the FLSA.
The judge said that the contract was not void and was still valid. She counter
sued me for $15,000 in damages for breach of contract because the documents that
I had completed were not signed. I am waiting for the judgment in the mail. In
the event that I should have to pay her and not get my wages, what are my
options for getting paid? I feel like this would be a violation of FLSA, to not
get paid for 5 weeks of salaried work.