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

Answers:

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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