employee is asking me to write another payroll check without deposit restrictions

A payroll check was emailed to an employee as her request. My payroll checks are endorsed

Asked on May 20, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you have no obligation to do this. You have fulfilled your obligation, by sending her a valid check: it is not your concern if she does not have a bank account or would prefer to cash it. The law does not give employees the right to specify the form they receive their pay in: a check to be deposited is perfectly valid, as it would be perfectly valid if you paid by direct deposit (and so required her to open a bank account).

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