How soon after my job ends must I receive pay?
Many folks wonder this when they find themselves unemployed, be it from involuntary dismissal, corporate layoffs, resignation, or other circumstances. The short answer is: it depends on your state of residence, and whether you quit or were fired. We’ll try to flush out the details in this article, but if you’re still unclear, you can always contact Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC for specific guidance.
How Soon After My Job Ends Should I Get Paid?
As of 2022, there are four states that have no law governing how soon an employee must receive their final paycheck from a company. However, that leaves 46 other states that have some laws regarding pay for voluntary and involuntary resignation. Most of the time various states require the employer to do one of the following:
- Pay the employee immediately.
- Pay the employee on or before the next scheduled pay period.
- Pay within 24 hours of the employee’s demand.
- Pay within 72 hours of the employee leaving the job.
- Pay within a set number of working days.
Again, some states have different rules depending on whether you left the job due to a firing or resignation. Also, remember to check your paycheck for accuracy. That final paycheck should have your most recent earnings along with any PTO accruals and other additional compensations (including severance pay, if applicable).
What Do I Do If I’m Not Paid After My Job Ends?
Hopefully, this would never happen, but if you depart from your job, and your employer does not abide by state laws, it could be time to file a wage claim. This is your right because it is unlawful to withhold wages, especially on the grounds of termination. Of course, whenever this occurs, you’ll need to partner with a professional employment lawyer, like Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC, for a better chance of recovering your unpaid wages.
How Does an Employment Attorney Help Me Collect Lost Wages?
Employees can contact us at any time if you believe your employer failed to pay you properly at any time including your last paycheck. This includes both salaried and hourly employees, and employees who do and do not receive overtime pay.
How can the Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC help you recover lost wages?
- A resourceful attorney can help you gather the important evidence you need to know whether you’ve lost wages because of the fault of your employer.
- They can educate you on your rights as an employee and help you determine whether you have a case.
- An employment law attorney can help you recover unpaid wages including overtime whether doing so requires going to court or not.
Contact Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC for Indispensable Legal Assistance
Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC can help you if you haven’t received your last paycheck, have experienced wage theft, or aren’t getting the correct pay for working overtime. We represent employees in unpaid wages cases throughout the United States.
Losing one’s job is a stressful and often traumatic experience for many Americans. The last thing you want to endure is a delayed paycheck when you’ve become unemployed with limited cash. We can help employers secure all wages due them.
Contact us soon if you want to find out how to collect wages including your last paycheck.