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Kanza Services employees still awaiting paychecks

Kanza Services employees still awaiting paychecks

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Employees from the former Kanza Services plant in Parsons still have not received their paychecks since being seized by the Department of Revenue.

The employees of the railroad construction company are still awaiting pay for the weeks of August 2nd to August 9th...and are now looking for answers as to why.

The property remains idle since it's seizure on August 7th, but former employees can only stand outside the grounds waiting for an answer.

Former employee Drew Robertson says "Assurances were made that we would be paid. It may not be that day, or that weekend but that we would be paid in the next week."

Another employee, Steve Buske explains "they won't answer any questions. Nobody we talked to can answer any questions for us. It's just....I don't know how to put it. It makes us angry, disappointed, frustrated. What do you say?

The Kansas Department of Revenue raided the parsons building for unpaid taxes, leaving 65 employees out of a job, and out of 2 weeks worth of pay.

This is not the first run in Kanza services has had with financial problems.

Back in January...a judge ordered a pay order of property from the company..which included the hauling of company vehicles and equipment.

Even knowing the company troubles...faithful employees stuck around.

7 year employee Russell Wheat says "we all had our assumptions that things were not going that well, and something was going to happen. But we were trying to hold out and make it through it. I put so much time into this place that I wanted to keep holding on, but come to find out that things started going down hill."

Neighbors we spoke with across the street from the Kanza property says they've seen more "private property" signs showing up along the perimeters of the building but have also seen more people heading inside. 

Kanza's property manager along with the owner of the property both declined to comment to us. Kazna's representing lawyer out of Wichita states that the company is in a receiver state...and the money is not there.

"I trusted them to fix the problem, to improve everything, get us back on the right track, but in the end, they failed us." Wheat says.

Employees now have a bigger question...

"Why did the basically disrespect the employees that hung with him? And basically put their lives on the line or financial being on the line for him based on his promises. And now he turns around and basically shuns every employee." Robertson says.

"Why have you left us in the dark? Why have you lied to us? Why have we not been paid? There's a lot of things going around that says you guys have the money to pay us, but its now gone. And after us being right there with you for so long why would you do this to us right now?" Wheat asks.

The next step for the employees will be filing a class action lawsuit against Kanza services. We asked the employees if they planned on ever returning to the former site if it was to be purchased over by another company...They simply answered, "No."

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