Does my former employer have to mail me my final paycheck if I quit?

Asked on February 1, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

My research suggests that there is no law in FL requiring an employer to provide a former employee with their final paycheck immediately. Normally, you would receive it on the next payday. Additionally, the law does not require any particular way that you have to get that check - it can be mailed, direct deposited or given in person. Accordingly, since the law doesn't specify how you have to get it, your former employer can send it as it would like, as long as you get it in time.


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