Salary payments are governed by US federal labor law. To begin with, the employee should try to solve this problem directly with his employer. But if this does not help, he has the right to sue the employer because of wage arrears.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the main federal laws that ensure that employees are appropriately paid. It establishes a minimum wage, the right to overtime wages, rules for the hiring of minors, and much more.
The Fair Labor Standards Act sets strict requirements for employers. The employer must pay all overtime hours above the basic salary by applicable law.
Employers are required to reward employees eligible for overtime work for any hours they work over 40 working hours per week.
How to File a Claim for Unpaid Wages
An attorney will help you gather all the necessary paperwork and file a claim with the Wages and Hours Department of the US Department of Labor. If the employer is found guilty, he will be obliged to pay you your salary in full. Also, the Department of Wages and Hours of the US Department of Labor can sue your employer and demand that you pay all wage arrears plus additional fines.