Hello all! I need some help. Last night, I walked out of the restaurant that I was the chef of because of something that the owners said to me. I was fed up with them and decided it was my time to just leave so I did after service. The next morning, I drove over to the restaurant and retured the keys and asked for my pay check. The owner, Daniel, told me that he will not pay me until I give him the recipes. I told him that I have no recipes. I know legaly that they can not hold my pay check for any reason. I will be calling the Labor Department tomarrow. My question.... if I did have recipes, am I legaly bound to give them to the owner? When I was hired, I did NOT sign anything that said I had to give them recipes or that the restaurant owned the recipes. Matter of fact, it is not even my menu. It was another chefs menu who just got fired. When I was hired, they did not give me any job description or anything like that that mentioned that I was to write recipes which then came property of the restaurant. I was there simply to cook. It is a weird situation and I wish I could explain it all. My question..... who owns the recipes? Can they withhold my pay check until they recieve there recipes? I cant seem to find anything on the subject of restaurant law that says anything about who owns the recipes. Can anyone help?