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DEPARTMENT SEEKS LIEN AGAINST ADULT ALTERNATIVES, INC.
Madison – The Department of Workforce Development, represented by the Department of Justice, has filed a preliminary wage lien against Adult Alternatives, Inc., formerly d/b/a Comforts of Home located in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, after the department received complaints from former employees that they were not paid for four weeks of work.
"The department received complaints that Comforts of Home shut down in late January and that some employees were not paid for their final four weeks of work," DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman said. "We are investigating because people that do a job rightfully expect to get paid for doing it, and our intent is to see that workers receive what they are entitled to," she said.
Preliminary estimates show that former employees could be owed as much as $17,000 in unpaid wages. The total dollar amount the state is seeking on the lien is $34,000.
Employees have the right to file a wage claim with the Equal Rights Division if there is a dispute with the employer in the amount of wages owed, or if an employer fails to pay the wages agreed upon for the time actually worked. If the employer refuses to pay wages earned on the regular established payday, the employee should request payment.
Persons filing a claim for wages must do so on a form furnished by the Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division. There is a two-year statute of limitations on the collection of wage claims. Wages must be claimed within two years of the date earned.
More information can be found by calling the Equal Rights Division at (608) 266-6860, or the DWD Web site at http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/labor_standards_bureau/default.htm .
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