My employer, a chain restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama, promoted me to shift leader where I ran and closed a store for 5-4 months expecting to be paid $10 per hour and was told I would be getting paid for training in the process. Turns out, I was getting paid only $7.25 an hour. I was the lowest paid in the store even amongst the employees I was overseeing.
Once I found out I brought it to my manager's attention as well as the area coach's attention. I had a meeting with the area coach. He verbally assured me that I would receive back pay after I completed the online serve safe course which I did and still wasn't compensated. That area coach resigned and the company says they won't give me back pay because they don't give back pay.
I turned down three jobs due to this recent transition in my life that would have brought in more money for myself and my family because this company said they would pay me. I need some answers on how to handle this. This company already has law suites filed for discrimination and labor settlements. Please help me out here. Thanks. I'm still with the company.