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Go to your State Labor Board & for a few bucks, file a complaint.

Posted By: They are violating labor laws. (no mssg) on 2007-11-12
In Reply to: Four Seasons Transcription: How To File A Complaint - Needing_Money


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File a Complaint with Labor Board
File a complaint with labor board in their state and familiarize yourself with the complaint form for retaliation in case they try to penalize you.
contact the labor board in your state
A Google search should help you find them.
Contact your state labor board immediately!
Contact Labor Board in Employer's State
I believe it can also be handled by e mail.  However, by the time they get around to helping you, the lines you speak of should be on your NEXT paycheck and they will say there is no harm done.  The company may have a valid point if the lines are not counted until they clear QA (???) but I would definitely make sure they are on the next paycheck.
You can file a complaint with the
distrinct attorney in the city in which they are located and this should put an end to this nonsense.  Rubber checks are illegal all over the country.  Then file a case in small claim court and include ALL expenses you incurred from late charges, etc., as a result of this check 
How do you file a complaint in CA?
Who would you file a complaint with if the company who is not paying is in California? The California Labor Board, Attorney General's office, and Better Business Bureau?
file a complaint with the
Better Business Bureau in your area as well as the area the owner of the MT company lives.  This does not take but a few minutes of your time.  Consider calling the police to ask what can do?  It is illegal to bounce checks........ Good luck!
You can file a complaint online at www.bbb.org
Tell her to file a complaint with Dept SM
of Labor and let them tell the Dept. of Labor that.
I did file an SS8 complaint and you are correct - snm

Yes, you will have to refile your taxes if you are found to be a an employee and not an IC.  You will not be assessed penalties and interest on anything you may owe.  Remember some of the things you deduct as an IC are no longer deductible or fully deductible as an employee.  Your employer will be hit with back taxes, pentalties and interest. 

I've heard people say the won a huge amount of money when they did this and you know what, they are lying.  The company will not owe you anything directly.  Any changes that take place are between you and the IRS and the company and the IRS.  There really are no winners.

Depending on  your tax situation, you may owe or you may get some money back.  In my case, I broken even, but I had some extenuating tax circumstances.  I had to deal with an IRS rep and I was panicked because for one year I owed a huge chunk of change and for another they owed and I was afraid that I was going to have to pay up to get back if you know what I mean.  This is the IRS afterall, but after final review and analysis with the IRS rep, we just called it even (even though it was not exactly so) and the IRS signed off on it. 

Was a huge eye opener for me  The entire process probably took 18 months from the time I filed my complaint.

Four Seasons Transcription: How To File A Complaint
If you would like to file a complaint with the BBB regarding payment not received from Robin Hall and Four Seasons Transcription, you can do it online at http://vabbb.org/newindex.html.  This is the Virginia branch of the BBB.  Any information such as a phone number of Four Seasons, you can find on her website at www.fourseasonstranscription.com.  I have already filed a complaint.  This is the first step I'm taking to get my payments for the last 6 weeks.  WARNING:  DO not work for Robin Hall.  Any complaints you hear here are true!  She uses fuzzy words to tell you when your payment is coming.  She DOES NOT pay or DOES NOT pay regularly or on time. 
Not state by state, federal labor law - sm
and you don't have to be asked. If you work it, asked or not, they have to pay time and a half OT rate for hours worked over 40 in a week.

Taken right from U.S. Dept of Labor -
An employer who requires or PERMITS an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay the employee premium pay for such overtime work. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)MUST receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek of at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay. The FLSA does not require overtime pay for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or regular days of rest.

Extra pay for working weekends or nights is a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee's representative). The FLSA does not require extra pay for weekend or night work or double time pay.

make complaint to your state attorney general sm

google.com you particular state attorney general and read up a bit. Here in California I know I have read things in the newspaper where Jerry Brown was investigating this or that and taking action, scams was one thing.  Type up the problem encountered, find the website and send an email with all the facts (complete) so that enables a proper investigation.  If nobody complains, they get away with it.  They depend on people not knowing what to do, or feel, what is the use.

Here is a link for my state, can click the titles, they open


Every state's Dept. of Labor has...sm

rules and regulations re. unfair labor practices.  I don't just mean the BS with the IC and set schedule baloney.  What about:

1.  Requiring an employee to work a set schedule of hours, but not being paid for your time, just the actual lines produced during those hours.

2.  Being told during your set, scheduled shift/hours (which you're not being paid for, remember?) that, sorry, no work or work is slow, but you can't take the day off, because, what if everybody decided to take the day off.  Ergo, must sit glued to seat until work comes in.  Needless to say, line quota not able to be met in the specific schedule you're bound to but not paid for.

3.  Told at end of week you must make up line quota or, (take your choice):

a) Lose bennies for that month.

b) Expect a phone call (who is paying whose phone bill?  I know who's paying mine, and that's why the Almight invented voicemail).

c) You lose job w/o cause... it's in agreement, after all. Hire Indians or other US MTs who are desperate and who'll work for $0.01 less than you are.

d)  We take your first-born (That's next.. with what they are allowed to get by with).


Hopefully this person will file for unemployment in their state and
hopefully their state is not Florida so that state will find out that Medware has not been taking out state taxes as most states require. This is a quick way to get MedWare for breaking many states' rules. Tell them to file for unemployment just to get MedWare's name in the hat for investigation of not taking out the state taxes that they should have been taking out for quite some time now.

They think they are above the law on that but some states have it spelled out in the individual state codes. MedWare knows this and has chosen to ignore this.

They need to be held accountable.

Just because they are in a state that does not have state taxes does not mean that Florida law applies to other states because it does not. The state the employee lives in is the law that applies.

Every state has different labor laws. Each hospital has different needs. Good luck!
labor board
Oh boy, I worked for a place like this. They didnt actually threaten the IC's...but...the first time an IC was not available they would send them an email and say that their services were no longer needed. They held IC's to a schedule and let them go if they didnt work the scheduled hours, so yep, agree with you, they say IC, but expect EMPLOYEE like hours and schedule.
PA Labor Board & D&L
They already have my information as well as the PA Sates Attorney's office.. There were a lot of us that quit in and around August, because when the big account people left, they ran out of money to pay us too!  My question is what did they do with all the money that we made on the other accounts that were not a part of the big hospital account.  Heard they (Marino's) live pretty high on the hog partying it up and jet setting or at least trying to keep up with the high society.  Sounds to me as though they have a Champagne appetite with a Beer pocket book. 
Ive used the Labor Board, and they definitely get
}:) heh heh heh
Labor board.
If I were you, I'd be at the Labor Board the next day
Even dinging employees' pay for mistakes is pretty low, but since you never typed these reports, I don't see how they think they can legally deduct your pay for not typing them. It would be sort of like if the government siphoned money out of your SS fund, to cover all the years you didn't work because you weren't born yet.

Ripoffs like the one you describe are exactly why your State Labor Board exists. Go sic 'em on that low-life employer of yours!
I'd pay a little visit to the LABOR BOARD, myself. sm
Many years ago, my last paycheck from an MT company I worked for BOUNCED. Not, once, but TWICE. (I put it thru a 2nd time at the owner's branch). So, I went to the Labor Board for help. They not only got me the money from the last paycheck, but also some insurance reimbursement I was owed to me. Apparently this had happened to others at that place, as well. A former co-worker told me the L.B. paid the COMPANY a visit one day, and they went through her office with a fine toothed comb. Found lots of illegal little problems going on, and put her out of business for good. What goes around, COMES around! ;p
Labor Relations Board
might be another place to check in your state or the attorney general in the state, what we used in passed experiences
They need to be reported to the Labor Board..sm
and their names posted.  Another example of MTSOs pushing as far as they can before we MTs cry, Ouch!   They know they are breaking the law. 
Two words. LABOR BOARD.

labor board only helps if you are
Labor Board Question - sm

Will the Labor Board listen to you if you are an unpaid IC or is this organization only for employees? 

Is it possible to retain anonymity so that the company you contract with does not retaliate?

Contacting labor board.

Could some one tell me how to go about contacting the labor board about an issue with my employer?  Since I am a remote MT do I contact the labor board in my state or the state my employer is based?  This has to do with pay that I believe was deliberately shorted out of my paycheck as a retribution because I did not type reports on my secondary account that were approaching TAT when I was contacted about it by instant messenger an hour after my shift was over.  I wasn't even at my desk an hour after my shift was over.  I also found out a couple days after the fact that an email from my account manager's supervisor was sent to an email account I no longer use stating that I was requested by my AM to type some reports so they don't go out of TAT and would I please log on and complete these reports. 

Now, lo and behold, my paycheck will be short by almost 800 lines because these 800 lines supposedly sat in QA and weren't completed by the time the pay period ended, even though my shift ended at 4 p.m. on the last day of the pay period.  I have worked for this company for a whole year and this is the first time I have ever heard that the MT is not credited the lines produced until cleared by QA...and I'm not even on 100% QA.  Furthermore, I can't see how I would have even SENT 800 lines to QA in a day.  After multiple emails to both my AM and her supervisor requesting some sort of documentation where these lines went to, I still have heard nothing in regards to this and I'm fed up.  Is this something the labor board will even handle?

Is it Wage & Hour or Labor Board...sm
To help get payment. MW is trying to screw me - gave my lines to somebody else and are dragging their feet BIG time. Gonna report them, tired of it and need my money.
How do you report an MTSO to the Labor Board - sm

I work for an MTSO that lies about when paychecks are sent out.  We are paid twice a month, on the 15 and the 30 or 31.  When the owner of the company was on vacation, I got my paycheck on time.  Ever since this individual came back, it's the same old s##T all over again. I have heard that this person holds checks until the last minute and it takes around 10 days to get paycheck in hand.  This person blames it on the post office being the worst in the world.  Well, how come during the most busiest time of the year, I got paid on time, when the post offices notoriously are supposed to be slower?  I called the post office over there and was told that I should report this company to the labor board, only how do I do it and retain anonymity?  Any ideas?  I don't want to lose this job YET!  I have something else in the works, but not just yet.  I realize this will probably be hard to prove, too.

Perhaps you know of someone yourself or had this experience yourself that you might be able to share and give some advice.

The IRS does not care. You turn them into the Wage and Labor Board through the Fed. Gov.

Regardless of all the bull dished out by the MTSO companies, especially as it pertains to VR, i.e., We're cutting your pay 50%, so you'll have to work twice as hard - but you're going to LOVE the platform.  Also get tired of hearing about Learning Curve and wonder if my grocer, landlord & hungry kids understand this learning curve concept. 

However (and the MTSOs can like this or lump it) WE MUST BE PAID FEDERALLY-MANDATED MINIMUM WAGE for workers with employee status - whether straight typing, VR or being required to babysit computer during no/low work.  Of course, it's exploitation to cut wages in half from an already insultingly low rate & most MTs are surely feeling the pinch.  But whether 2, 3, 4 or 10 cpl ... minimum wage must be paid.  (Sorry Suits/MTSOs - the law is there for a reason!)

Contact the Labor Board, the Attorney General's office,

send them a certified letter with return receipt giving them 10 days from date of the letter to issue you your money.   Be sure and keep documentation of everything. 

Has anyone turned them in to the Labor Board abou not paying overtime?
They are cruising for a bruising! I got a check from another co when the labor board got involved
I googled labor board. Copy/paste in address bar
May have to key in either your state or company state not sure which or maybe both.

Called the labor board - LM overnited check after fooling around for a month or 2...nm
What state are they in? Is their ad on another board? nm
State board - Kentucky, nuf said
Anyone who works for a FL company, pls see FL state board. Thanks. NM
Agree. I never visit my state's board. I bet a lot of
May be set on incorrect file setting? type of file??
If you are using, for instance, Express Scribe to listen/transcribe, there are about 10 or so types of setting for the file you use, wav, mp3 etc.  If so, go to the top of screen, look for setting. I just click all of them. 
Note post on main board re: MTIA forcing credentialing. Can we say police state?
The file to save is the SPF file.
Unless something has changed, health insurance rates vary state by state, so we may not have the
info you need.  I'm an IC so I don't have benefits.
You are correct. The state that rules is the state the employee lives in.
My state laws has is spelled out in their Code. If another state does not withhold, they are fined heavily and if they don't withhold for years, their fines are pretty bad. I worked for a Florida co that did not withhold income tax for my state even after I brought it to their attention in the state code. They kept saying that they would eventually and never did. After two plus years and when I left, I made it known to my state all the conversations, the state refunded me all late fees they charged me and then said they were going after the company in Florida because they had many employees in our state. They deserved it. They knew better.
The state you live in or the state where the MTSO is located? nm
like, who among us can even afford $2,500 yearly for something so ludicrous? 
called big bucks usually do not....sm
SIT on forum boards 24/7/365...........*lolol* 
Your the QA person getting the bucks- you can
64 bucks a DAY? Not very cheap! Especially