Employees Say They Haven't Been Paid for Weeks of Work
Nov 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM CST
Nov 17, 2011
A local business is in hot water with some of its employees who say they haven't been paid for the hours they've worked. Some of the employees of DeLeon Primary Home Care say it's been weeks since checks began to bounce because of insufficient funds. They say they want their money and they want it now. Annette Garcia has our top story. This frustrated employee didn't want to be identified but says it's just not fair that she's put in the hours but hasn't been paid. She’s one of dozens of employees of DeLeon Primary Home Care lining up outside the business Wednesday demanding they be paid for weeks of work. She says first they said the checks were with Guadalupe and then Armando Trevino. It's a runaround that comes after their last paycheck couldn't be cashed due to insufficient funds. For some employees it’s not the first time it's happened. Several told us off camera they no longer work for DeLeon Primary Care because of the hassle it's been to get paid but they keep coming back to try collect their money. We did have a chance to speak with the part owner of the business. He says everyone will get paid either Friday or Tuesday. And that all employees have been notified. He however, didn't want to go on camera and even said the women we spoke to did get their money today. We found only one woman in the crowd who received a partial payment. She got some dollar bills and several rolls of coins but most were given a few boxes of chocolates and sent on their way. Chocolates won't work for this employee. She says she already worked and all she wants is to get paid. The business is funded by the State and some of the employees say they were told the State had frozen those funds due to an investigation but we were unable to confirm that. The business owner would not go on the record on any of those comments and instead said everyone has and will always get paid.