My Manager called a meeting to tell us our paychecks will be delayed by as many as 2 days because the owner is out of town.Is this legal?

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's technically not legal, but I very much doubt that you'll be able to do anything effective about this, if it's a one-time deal.  If it becomes a habit, though, you should talk to the state labor department's wage and hour agency, which shouldn't be too hard to find on the internet, if not your telephone book.

The procedure can differ a bit from state to state, but most states will take wage and hour complaints and investigate them for you, and enforce your rights.  Almost every state makes earned wages a priority claim on a company's assets, ahead of almost everyone except the tax collectors.


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