A: Sorry to hear this. The law in Florida is very straightforward on this issue. If you work, you must be paid. Your employer has an obligation to keep accurate time records. Because the system was not working, your employer must now rely on your manual records. Failing to pay you is illegal and is a violation of state and federal law. The first step is to send a a dated letter or email asking for pay. It sounds like you did this. The next step is to hire an attorney. The law requires the employer to pay for your attorney's fees/costs. Many employment lawyers offer free consultations.