What rights do I have as an employee when direct deposit of payroll is mandatory?

I do not have a bank account
and/or am unable to open one due
to past sums owed to financial

Asked on May 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your only righs are to open a bank account--or seek other employment. Employment is "employment at will": employers can put limitations or requirements on employment (on having a job with them), including that you are only paid by direct deposit. If you cannot or will not, they can terminate you; you have no right ot make them change their policy or pay you otherwise.

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