Are companies required to pay you on time

My son works for a company that keeps
telling him they will have his check
tomorrow and then he gets the same
story the next day, so what can be done
about that

Asked on April 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Under the law, employees in your state must be paid at least twice a month, on a regular payday; therefore, yes, employers must pay you on time. Unfortunately, the Texas law has little in the way of "teeth": there are no penalties or fines for late payment, and all the employee can get is the money which he was supposed to be paid anyway. Your son can file a complaint with the TX labor department, who may be able to help him at least get the money to which he is entitled; and/or he could sue the employer (e.g. in small claims court) for it--but again, can only get the money to which he is entitled anyway, and not any extra compensation.


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