Local Hardee County Dunkin Donuts franchise bouncing employees paychecks and not reporting SS, Taxes and Child Support to State?
A few weeks ago citizens of Hardee County were talking about our local Dunkin Donuts going out of business. A local group on Facebook had posted this.
Good news is the store didn’t close. Bad news is, the employees checks are still bouncing.
I decided to post about this publicly and the response was, lets just say not cool. Not only are the employee’s checks bouncing but Social Security, Taxes and even child support payments aren’t being sent. The deductions are taken out of the paycheck, but not reported. One employee stated they worked there a year and NO SS or Taxes were reported to the state. Some employees have received W-2’s from last tax season and some haven’t. One stated he tax refund was being withheld because his employment can’t be verified.
Employees are also saying it’s hard to cash their checks because everyone in Hardee County knows they will bounce and won’t accept them so they have to go out of town to cash them. Doing this also has consequences for instance, Amscot will cash them but when they bounce Amscot charges the employee a $30 fee.
Another employee sent me a message explaining how his bank is closing his account because his paychecks bounced and after paying bills his account is in the negative and he has no other income.
Seems to me there are a ton a legal issues here. And from what I’ve been told this is and has been an ongoing issue. Employees get hired, get screwed and quit. Question is, who will step in and defend these employees and help them get back what they have lost?
If you are an Attorney and would like to help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to get you in contact with these employees.
To all the employees that are tired and what justice, contact Masha at WFLA at email@example.com or send me an email with your contact info.
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