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My Employer Will Not Pay Me - Questions 

hcortes
hcortes
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Posted On: 10/2/2014
hcortes
hcortes
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Hello,

I finished my undergrad at the University of Victoria last summer and I moved to Toronto last month to get a job in the chemistry sector.

I knew the process would take a while, so I got a construction job in the meantime. I was told that i would get paid weekly (cash), but I didn't, so I waited for my money for 2 days and I told my boss that I wasn't going to keep working until I got my money. he gave me a cheque but It had no funds and I've been calling him to get my money but keeps telling me to call him back.

I have pictures of the work I did, text messages and the proof that his cheque had no funds (bank statement), however we did not sign any contract.

Any advice on what i should do?

I have all my papers (post graduation work permit to work full time for any employer, as well as my SIN number)
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Posted On: 10/6/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

It may be best if you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance.

We also suggest that you may also want to contact the Workers' Action Centre here:

Call 416-531-0778

Operating Hours:
Monday 11 am – 3 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 3 pm

Here are their instructions regarding their service:

"Please call during our phone line hours where you can speak to someone directly. If you are unable to call during these times, leave a message and you will get a return call during our next regularly scheduled phone shift."

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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