How long after I get fired does my employer have to give my final paycheck?

When I looked it up online it said 72 hours but my employer says 7 business days. Which is correct?

Asked on January 13, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The state of AZ changed their final pay rules last year. According to current state law, if an employee is involuntarily discharged, the employee must be paid all wages due within 7 working days (previously 3 working days) or at the end of the next regular pay period, whichever is sooner.

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