How can I get my boss to pay me on time?

I work for a phone company. I am supposed to be getting paid every 2 weeks, but for some reason this past month I have been receiving paychecks 7-10 days later than payday. I do not know what to do nor how to go about doing anything for this matter. I am 4 months pregnant and am about to lose my apartment due to the fact I am not receiving my paycheck on time. I work 6 days a week and deserve to be paid on time for the hours I put into this business.

Asked on December 27, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This is a major labor law violation.  Consider talking to corporate or human resources at the corporate level about your paycheck or better yet, consider speaking with your state's labor dept regarding this egregious violation.  You are supposed to be paid on certain days and even earlier usually when those paydays fall on holidays or weekends. Talk to someone immediately.  You cannot be fired in retaliation and you make sure you get everything in writing.

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