Life and Family

Doing Your Job

My partner and I have been driving team for a company for three months and we have yet to be paid. And, we’ve been told we have to Interstate as well. What can we do to get our pay?

You say you've been waiting three months for a pay cheque? I'd say you've waited about two and a half months too long. As an employee, you have a right to expect to be paid on time, as per whatever arrangements were made when you were hired. I'd be to the Labor Board complaining long and loud, and don't worry about hurting any feelings. That's not a job you should be going back to anyway.

As for the Interstating complaint, unless you want to go to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with the problem, I doubt anyone here in Canada will listen. You haven't broken any Canadian rules. Beware, however, that complaining to INS could result in charges being laid against you as well. By doing what you were told to do, you're as guilty as the carrier in the eyes of the INS.

Jim Park