My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Virginia
The owner of the company insisted that before I recieve my paycheck, that after I deposit it, I cash $XXX.XX to pay another employee that covered my shifts due to illness. I refused. I demanded my paycheck and informed him that I was not responsible for employees wages & withholdings coming out of my salary and that it was illegal. He handed me my paycheck and calmly, I grabbed my bag and left the establishment before my shift began.
Prior to the final incident (above stated) he held my paycheck in his pocket for 3 days. I called, left messages, sent texts, and no reply. I provided a Dr.s note and followed company policy. Not only did he hold my paycheck, but I was also informed of my insurance reinbursement check that the company failed to pay, was being withheld from me as well.
Can he do this? He has disputed my unemployment claim "Whether or not you were discharged or suspended for misconduct.
I dont work for free. And I certainly wont pay other employees out of my own pocket and taxes not being accounted for. Isnt that illegal? Can I write a statement to the determining deputy?