Employees Seek Help After Delayed Pay Days, Bounced Checks Become The Norm
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--We spoke to a woman who works at one of the seven golf courses owned by the Carolina Golf Trail. She wanted us to conceal her identity because she's worried she could lose her job.
She says the golf course managers have been out of bounds since this pay check bounced three years ago. "You roll the dice as to whether you are going to be paid or not...on time," she said.
Eric Sims, the General Manager for the Birkdale Golf Club of the Carolina Trail said,"Most of our clubs were refinanced late last week and are now under different ownership. While there are still some residual effects, this issue is close to being resolved. Like many others, our business and industry has been struggling since the economic collapse in 2008."
The unidentified employee we talked to said she was told the same thing several months ago but nothing has changed. She and other employees are now looking into the possibility of filing a complaint with state and federal labor departments."You shouldn't have to beg for money to keep your electricity on," she said.
Labor laws say employers are required to pay their employees on their scheduled pay date.If that does not happen, contact the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. There are mechanisms in place to recover back wages.