Man says Du Pont didn't pay final wages in timely manner

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 10, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company after he claims it failed to pay his final wages in a timely manner.

Thomas Barr worked for the defendant as an electrician from Aug. 22, 2011, until his discharge on Dec. 15, 2011, according to a complaint filed Aug. 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Barr claims the defendant failed to pay his final employment wages in full within 72 hours of being discharged and did not pay his final wages until Dec. 28, 2011.

The defendant's actions violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to the suit.

Barr is seeking treble damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Todd S. Bailess and Joy B. Mega.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-1642

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