can a company that your employer uses to get your pay check leagally withhold your pay check

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can a company that your employer uses to get your pay check leagally withhold your pay check

The company that my employers uses to pay us withheld my pay check .because they don’t want to verify my informantion through my employer the froze my atm card without notice. they say that they sent me a letter ten days ago which i haven’t recieved

Asked on July 5, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practicein this area of the law.  Most states have statutes that require employers to pay wages to their employees no later than 2 weeks after the last paycheck.  If the employer fails to pay the wages, they can be liable up to 3 times the amount of the paycheck and you can get reimbursed for your legal fees if you hire a lawyer to file a lawsuit.  I suggest you write an email or letter to your employer asking when you can expect to get paid.


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