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How long can they legally hold your check?

The restaurant that Dh worked for was shutdown the weekend before Christmas how long before they have to pay you? What can we do to help get his last paycheck...? if anything.

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Asked by abellvalerie at 4:15 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Laws vary by state, contact your state department of labor

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:31 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • No laws do NOT vary by state regarding pay checks. That is under FEDERAL rules. Call the Federal Wage & Hour Board. My boss tried to keep my check one time and I called them. They will close the company down if they do crap like that and that is what they told my boss. She had my check ready within the hour! They can't keep your check.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:02 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • The problem is the place is already closed the land lord locked out the owner, because he didn't pay the rent

    Answer by abellvalerie at 5:08 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry until the regular payday has passed. He'll probably drop the check in the mail that day though.

    Answer by DaphneMae at 5:32 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Passed and he says he will not be paying them for a couple of weeks

    Answer by abellvalerie at 6:28 PM on Dec. 29, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

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