Final Paychecks for Departing Employees
Most states require employers to give departing employees their final paychecks in fairly short order — sometimes on their last day of work. In some states, these time limits vary depending on whether the employee quit or was fired.
Some states require employers to pay out accrued, unused vacation days with the final paycheck.
Many employers break these laws out of ignorance. They assume that paying the employee on the usual payroll schedule is sufficient. But violating these laws — even unwittingly — can be costly.
In some states, if an employer fails to pay a departing employee within the legal time limits, the employer may have to pay additional penalties, interest, and any attorneys’ fees and legal costs the employee spends in forcing the employer to comply.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com