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Asked on: 9/14/13, 1:06 pm

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.

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