The employer gave the former employee a salary with a wheelbarrow of change and got suedBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/the-employer-gave-the-former-employee-a-salary-with-a-wheelbarrow-of-change-and-got-sued.html
When we are given change in a store or transport with a large amount of change, we console ourselves with the fact that this is also money. But there are times when there are so many little things that it is more trouble and resentment than good. Imagine a salary of $915 (70 thousand rubles) in 1 cent coins. And besides that, an insulting note on top of this ringing pile.
Such a picture was seen one morning on the path outside the house by Andreas Flaten, a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia, USA. A pile of 1 cent coins was stacked in a wheelbarrow, and on top was a handwritten note with curses.
Thus, the OK Walker Autoworks auto repair workshop, represented by its head Miles Walker, paid off with Flaten for his work. Exactly a year ago, in January, the man quit his job, but did not receive his last salary. Walker, the owner of the car service, told the employee that he owed him nothing. Andreas Flaten appealed to the US Department of Labor with a complaint against the employer.
The state department turned out to have many levers of influence on the obstinate merchant. Despite this, it took a year until Walker paid off the debt. The owner of OK Walker Autoworks decided to finally make fun of the former employee and collected a bunch of change for payment. But he miscalculated and got into trouble again.
Flaten, having found a "treasure" at his house, immediately contacted the Ministry of Labor again and outlined the situation. Very soon the wheelbarrow with coins was photographed by inspectors in strict suits. The insulting note was carefully hidden in a black folder.
Very soon, the owner of OK Walker Autoworks was subpoenaed. Miles Walker is accused not of pettiness, but of insults and fraud with employees' salaries. After the first appeal of Flaten, the agency "took on a pencil" an unscrupulous employer. Well, his trick was the last straw in the cup of patience. Walker is charged with systematically underpaying employees for overtime.
However, Walker has his own version of what happened. He believes that he was attacked because of a harmless joke. The owner of the auto repair shop claims that Flaten, his girlfriend and journalists have launched a dirty campaign against him. On the website of his company, the businessman posted a post in which he accuses the participants of this story of lying.
Walker writes that he fully paid for the work of Andreas Flaten:
At the same time, the employer emphasizes that in the USA coins are the same means of payment as banknotes. But these excuses are unlikely to help Walker. He is expected to pay a large fine and compensation to Flaten and other employees.
A similar situation arose in Magnitogorsk. There, the buyer sued the store for money and received it in change in a bag. But it didn't end there either.