AUSTIN (KXAN) - A business unable to pay employees was also failing to make rentpayments.
My Town Media
Capital Leasing says My Town Media was consistently missing rentpayments ,and employees waiting outside the building will have tocontact the business owner on how to pick up their checks.
Several employees have waited for weeks to receive the moneyowed to them and frustrations are high.
“Our families are depending on us, rent is due, checksare bouncing and now we are further in the hole,” saidemployee Sheretta Winston. “We have performed the job we aresupposed to be paid for, and it is not fair.”
The Texas Workforce Commission says they have received severalrecent claims against My Town Media, and an investigator willdetermine on an individual basis what wages should be paid.
“If we determine wages are owed to a worker, the employerhas to pay those wages,” said TWC spokesperson Ann Hatchitt.“We can freeze bank accounts so employers take it seriouslywhen they get a letter like that.”
Workers who feel they are owed wages should file a claim at the TexasWorkforce Commission labor laws department.
Via itsblog, My Town Media owner Christian Hunter has maintainedworkers will receive their money. The original date for checks tobe ready was April 30th, but as of Monday, May 03rd, workers werestill wondering when they would get paid.
The business has been floundering amid reports of
RipoffReport.com lists the business, formerly known as SecondMeta, on its website. Owner Christian Hunter had ownership in asimilar company in California which was the subject of a FederalTrade Commission lawsuit in November 1998.
KXAN has spoken with Hunter by phone, but he has declined allinterview requests.
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