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Question: I was terminated from my job and was paid my normal pay date which was 15 days later--am I suppose to be paid sooner than that?
The following is general information. To find out how the law applies to your specific situation, contact an attorney directly.
A. When an employee is discharged from the service of an employer, he shall be paid wages due him within three working days or the end of the next regular pay period, whichever is sooner.
B. When an employee quits the service of an employer he shall be paid in the usual manner all wages due him no later than the regular payday for the pay period during which the termination occurred. If requested by the employee, such wages shall be paid by mail.
C. Every employer, including the state and its political subdivisions, shall pay wages or compensation due an employee under this section in lawful money of the United States by negotiable check, draft, money order or warrant, in the case of the state or any political subdivision, which can be immediately redeemed in cash at a bank or other financial institution, payable on demand or by deposit in a financial institution of employee's choice and dated not later than the day upon which the check, draft, money order or warrant is given, and not otherwise.
D. A person violating this section is guilty of a petty offense.
I was terminated from my job and was paid my normal pay date which was 15 days later--am I suppose to be paid sooner than that?
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