12 On Your Side: Former worker says truck company won't pay final check

News 12 at 6 o'clock / December 12, 2013

"I was a local driver going from the warehouse and back to the terminal all day long," says Dale Holshouser.

That was until last month when he says he was laid off from his job at Sanders Truck Transportation Company in Augusta. "It just started going down hill, down hill, then no deliveries," says Holshouser.

Now he is collecting unemployment but says Sanders has not paid him for his final 40 hours of work. "I just want my last paycheck and that is it and I'm done with trucking," says Holshouser.

He says every time he inquires about his money, he hears the same excuse. "All they're telling me is there's no money yet,.there's no money, no checks, no money, no checks," says Holshouser.

In September we spoke with Leon Williams who told us at the time, his paychecks from Sanders were bouncing and that the company was giving him the runaround.

"Maybe tomorrow, we just ain't got the funds to pay you. I told him I got creditors just like you got creditors and I need to pay my bills," says Williams.
We left numerous messages for the owner but never heard back. We tried again today but the business phone is temporarily disconnected.

We went by the company but were restricted from going on the property.

While Holhouser says he has filed a complaint with the Georgia Department of Labor. He says if he wins his case he would only be entitled to minimum wage for the 40 hours he says is owed to him.

"And there's a big possibility that the company will not cut the check. It's up to the company," says Holshouser after speaking with a GDOL representative.

He says he doubts he will ever get paid for the work he has done. "Think they are out.. They are done to be honest with you," says Holshouser.

We did see some activity at Sanders today but it is unclear if the company is going out of business.

If you have a wage complaint against your company you can contact your state's department of labor, equal employment commission, legal service or file papers in small claims court to try and recoup your pay.


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