My boss keeps putting off paying me?
This summer, I have been working a landscaping job. I have been getting paid on a regular basis. There is no employment contract, and no paycheck stub to speak of.
Over the last 2 weeks, my boss has slipped behind with my pay, and it has gradually added up to a rather large sum. He now seems to put off paying me everytime I talk to him.
I’m not sure exactly what to do. I do not want to quit for fear I will never hear from him again. but I do not want to work anymore without being paid. I am trying to discreetly find reasons to take the day off until he pays me.
I know I am not in the best legal standing if he decides he’s not going to pay me. There is no employment contract, and no paperwork saying I am an employee. I am effectively being treated like an independant contractor. However, I use his tools, I only work for him, and I am listed on the vehicle insurrance for his landscaping truck.
What are my options?
As to the tax cheat accusations, I can pay my taxes myself. Being paid in cash doesn’t automatically mean tax fraud. I have a lot of accountants in my family who would never let me get away with that.
In response to another comment. I am actually on the insurrance. I had to go to State Farm.