“I lost my job when the company closed our local branch. They told me my final paycheck would be in the mail, but that was three months ago. I keep calling the head office, but nobody calls me back. All I want is my paycheck.”
With some limited exceptions, employers must pay their employees all wages earned either weekly or bi-weekly, and within six days of the particular pay period. Bona-fide executive, administrative, or professional employees paid on a salary basis may be paid bi-weekly or semi-monthly, unless they elect to be paid monthly.
Discharged (fired or laid off) employees must be paid all wages owed to them on their day of termination. The term “wages” has a broad definition and includes all vacation time earned under the employer’s written or oral policy, regular wages, owed commission, and any other outstanding payments. Employees who quit can be paid their wages as late as the next regular pay day.
If your old employer didn’t pay you full wages through your date of termination, contact us today.
This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some may find this useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and does not provide legal advice. Please contact the team at Gordon Law Group to discuss your specific case.