O/O want pay me my last 2 weeks check

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Fred Hall, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Fred Hall

    Fred Hall Bobtail Member

    Nov 8, 2019
    I just left from working for an O/O and he want pay me for the last 2 paychecks. I took him his truck back clean and I gave him notice I was quitting. He was all nice until I left and now he want pay me or answer my calls unless I tell him I'm getting a lawyer. Then he cusses and hollers how he's going to pay but he's going to deduct flight money and hotel money and orientation money.
  2. WREN

    WREN Light Load Member

    Jul 17, 2017
    Florida panhandle
    Dont get a lawyer. Its against the law for him to hold your pay or to make any deductions like that unless he has written permission from you or if you signed something when hired. All you have to do is call the labor and wage board and turn him in. Also, did he pay you on a 1099 or w2? If a 1099 but you used all his equipment and he told you what loads to haul then you are a company driver and a 1099 is illegal also, so you can add that to the complaint with the labor and wage board. Tell him all this and he will pay you without deductions Im sure since he doesnt want to be turned in.
  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    @Fred Hall you mind if i tag you in the next 2million 1099 questions that come up
  4. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    Well if he wants to pay you what’s the issue.
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  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Go collect your money in person.
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    That’s what I’m thinking, don’t see the problem. The owner is deducting things that the driver should pay for, like flights home or am I missing something.
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  7. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Maybe he ment won't instead of want..
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  8. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    lancaster pa
    Where is the grammar police?the english language is getting violated.
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  9. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Heavy Load Member

    One of you dropped your badge..

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    Sirscrapntruckalot - To the op...contact labor board like the one fella said. Go from there.
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  10. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    If you are being paid on a W-2, then you should not have to pay for flights, hotel or orientation pay, as you're following direction and assignments as an employee. If you're paid on a 1099, then you're classified as an independent contractor (unless you can prove otherwise) and you need to take him to small claims court.

    Take whatever documents and evidence of employment that you have to a lawyer or your local labor relations board.
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