Previous Trucking Company Refused To Pay My Last Check

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Avery S.'s Comment
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I worked for a company in Brooklyn Park, MD for about 3 months. The company has refused to pay me my last check. What are my options to get my check from them?

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I worked for a company in Brooklyn Park, MD for about 3 months. The company has refused to pay me my last check. What are my options to get my check from them?

Hi, Avery;

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

Were you a 1099 or a W2 employee? Care to share the name of the company? Wouldn't hurt, since you're no longer there!

We'll help ya . . . with that extra info.. The vets/mods/pro's will stop in shortly!

~ Anne ~

BK's Comment
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Every state has a department that deals with this issue. Might take a little internet research on the State website or a few phone calls. Usually filing a complaint gets the job done.

What is their grounds for holding the check?

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Steve L.'s Comment
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I worked for a company in Brooklyn Park, MD for about 3 months. The company has refused to pay me my last check. What are my options to get my check from them?

What was their reason?

PackRat's Comment
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I love a can of worms inside a rabbit hole!

Avery, for my sanity PLEASE respond.

Avery S.'s Comment
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I live in Chicago and I worked for a company in Brooklyn Park, MD named Timbaktoo Trucking. Every week, there was some issues with drivers getting their checks on time, so I used to raise hell with the owners about my check. Finally, I was terminated because of "disrespecting the owners". When they terminated me, I asked, "how am I supposed to get all my belongings back to Chicago from Maryland?" He replied, "You'll figure it out." So, I drove off in the truck attempting to get back to Chicago. Long story short, I was stopped in Pennsylvania and the truck was towed. Now, they are refusing to deposit my last paycheck. I was a 1099 driver, but I solely worked for Timbaktoo Trucking.

G-Town's Comment
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Consider yourself lucky they didn’t arrest you for theft…

Banks's Comment
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Your last check paid for the tow truck. DOL won't get involved with this. It's going to be a he said she said and they're going to tell you to take it to court. Let it go and move on.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Your last check paid for the tow truck. DOL won't get involved with this. It's going to be a he said she said and they're going to tell you to take it to court. Let it go and move on.

Exactly. By being 1099 you're a contractor and not covered by the same protections of the department of labor as a W2 company driver is. Your only recourse is to take them to court. Don't be surprised if they get more money out of you than your last check. You technically stole their equipment and I'm sure it's not too late to press charges, as well as get a judgement against you for fuel costs, total tow bill, etc. Hopefully you're able to find another driving job but this will be a huge red flag against you. It's probably best you just let it go.

Are you already driving elsewhere?

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