When do I have to be paid after termination from a job?

Hey there. I live in Ohio, and have been trying to find out when and how my
employer has to pay me after termination from my old job. Today is my usually
scheduled pay day, and all the sources I can find so far say that they have
either fifteen days, or my next pay-day, whichever comes sooner. No deposit has
been made yet. Is this right, and is this the point where I should be
considering a lawyer?

Thank you so much for any advice I can get in this.
-A.

Asked on October 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are correct about your state's law. If it is not complied with, as it has not been, your first, most-cost-effective step is not to hire an attorney, but to contact the Wage and Hour Administration, which has authority over cases like this and whose help is free. If they can't or don't help, then contact a private attorney. Here is a link which may be helpful: http://www.ohio.gov/working/rights/


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