- In some cases, for strategic reasons it's better not to quit or at least not to quit that job right away. Instead, you should consider filing a wage claim or a lawsuit for unpaid wages. In the likely event the your employer retaliates against you for filing that case, you will also have a retaliation and wrongful termination case against them. This will provide you with additional leverage to negotiate a more favorable settlement or do better at trial if your case goes that far. On the other hand, if you quit, you will obviously not have any type of wrongful termination case, because no termination took place.
Of course, your decision whether to quit and when will depend on other personal factors, including the prospects of you taking a new and better job, whether you can temporarily hold on to two jobs, and other factors. However, if for instance you are working from home, quitting will probably not be that urgent and you should at least stick around till your employer learns about your claim to "give them some time" to retaliate against you.