I used to be an employee of LSR Communities in 2016 and 2017. After submitting my two-week notice of resignation, the Regional Manager asked me upon my departure if I wanted a job. I was told I could continue to work part-time from my apartment on their property at my previous rate of $40/hr. My understanding is that my pay would be consistently 20 hours per week, at $40/hr — ongoing. After starting work, the company told me that I could no long clock-in as an employee.
They informed me that I was now a contractor and no longer an employee. This change was made without my knowledge and was only discovered when I was unable to login to the time clock. Since that time I received more than 40+ checks for $800 every week without issue.
In October of 2018, LSR Communities started laying off employees and then asked for me to submit more details related to the work I was doing for them. The last check I received was in November 2018. I have continually tried to submit invoices which were not approved.
They actually had the unmitigated gall to ask me to reduce the amount of hours submitted because they are a small business who could no longer afford my services. I had to get a job to pay both my personal and small business bills. Throughout this time of not being paid by LSR Communities, late fees have been compounding at a rate of $10 a day for six months (I’m not sure of the true amount because all requests for a detailed ledger explaining the charges was never provided.
I don’t think it is fair that late fees are added to my rent if they refuse to pay me. I have been unable to pay my contractors and am on the brink of having my vehicle repossessed because of their refusal to pay me. I have stopped doing work for the company on April 15, 2019. I do not believe it was ever their intent to pay me. I have been taken advantage of. All attempts at reasonable negotiations with their company have failed.