Fired employees are entitled to final paycheck immediately
Q: Two weeks ago I was fired from work. My employer told me my last paycheck will be mailed to me by next payday. I have not received it yet. When I called the company to ask where my check is, I was told it was on the way. I waited again but still no paycheck. What are my rights?
A: Your employer should have paid you immediately all wages due to you when it fired you. Making you wait for your final paycheck until “next payday,” which was several days away, is a violation of the employer’s legal obligation to you.
Under California law, employers must immediatelypay allcompensation due to discharged employees. Aside from pay for all regular hours worked, comp…
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