How far back can I make a claim for wages that were underpaid?
Question Details: I recently found out that I was not being paid the proper wages under my state's prevailing wage law. So I contacted the department of labor and industry. They have a form to fill out that will get the proper wages made right up to 2 years. I have worked their close to 15 years, so I'm wondering if I can get the proper wages back further than 2 years?
No, unfortunately the statute of limitations, or time period for bringing a claim, for unpaid or underpaid wages is only two years maximum in your state; that means that any claim you bring can only go back two years (that is, get wages owed you from up to two years prior to when you filed your claim). The law does not let you seek unpaid or underpaid wages older than that.
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