If I was fired on Friday, what is the timeline required for my last check to be paid to me?

Asked on June 25, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were fired (as opposed to quitting), the check should have been provided on the spot (or at least the same day). As a practical matter, if the final check is just slightly delayed, there is effectively nothing to do about it--if it's not paid by the next scheduled payday (which is when many employers pay the final check), however, and they do not have a satisfactory explanation of when it will be paid, you might then consider bringing a small claims action to recover it.

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