- Why do I have to wait a month for my first paycheck?
- Can a job withhold your paycheck?
- What to do if my employer hasn’t paid me?
- Can a company withhold pay?
- How long can an employer withhold pay?
Why do I have to wait a month for my first paycheck?
When starting a new job, it is common for your first paycheck to come a little later on in your employer’s payroll schedule. This can be because of a lag between your first workday and the next pay period.
Can a job withhold your paycheck?
Under federal law, employers are not obligated to give employees their final paycheck immediately. The employer cannot withhold any part of the paycheck for any reason. If you earned the wages, you are entitled to receive all of them.
What to do if my employer hasn’t paid me?
Contact your employer (preferably in writing) and ask for the wages owed to you. If your employer refuses to do so, consider filing a claim with your state’s labor agency. File a suit in small claims court or superior court for the amount owed.
Can a company withhold pay?
So can an employer withhold pay? The answer is yes, but only under certain circumstances. If the employee has breached their employment contract, the employer is legally allowed to withhold payment. This includes going on strike, choosing to work to rule, or deducting overpayment.
How long can an employer withhold pay?
An employer may withhold a final paycheck for 10 days to audit and make adjustments for any debts the employee may owe to the employer. If an employer still refuses to pay the employee, the employee may send a written demand within 60 days of termination stating where to send their final paycheck.