What recourse does an employee have under Vermont law if he or she is unable to obtain his or her final paycheck from a former employer?

If an employee is unable to obtain his or her final paycheck from a former employer, the employee can contact the Vermont Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Program, in order to file a claim against the employer. An employee also has the option of filing a wage claim against the employer in small claims court or with the assistance of an attorney.

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