I figured it was illegal. I don't know that getting an attorney would do us any good. These people haven't paid overtime in months but we didn't say anything because we needed the paycheck and insurance. (We've got 4 kids, one of them has been REALLY sick since Sept 2.) The two former top execs are facing federal charges already for other stuff.
I think they kept telling us it would be a few more days to keep us from filing the unemployment. They knew it hadn't been paid. They were hoping we wouldn't file a claim.