What right do I have to demand my pay in a timely manner?

Over the last 2 months, my 2 week paychecks have been late by as much as a week, Also, I have been told not to deposit my check until days later and, most recently, informed my paycheck bounced. I am a resident of another state.

Asked on January 29, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the labor laws of all states in this country you are entitled to be paid when pay day is set and to have your checks clear. I suggest that you speak with your employer's human resources department about your concerns and if they are not satisfied, consult with a labor law attorney and/or a representative with your local department of labor about the problem you are writing about and decide what options you wish to take.

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