Can an employer hold your check because of a holiday?

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Can an employer hold your check because of a holiday?

Our paydays are on the 1st and 15th of
the month. Paydays that fall on Sunday
we recieve on Monday. Since this Monday
was a holiday they did not pay us until
Tuesday the 3rd. Is this legal in Texas?

Asked on September 3, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal: they can hold the check the extra day for a holiday the same reason they can hold it not pay on Sunday--it's not a business day. Business does not need to be transacted on non-business days, and all sorts of things--such as the execution of warrants or writs from the court system, for example--are held from a non-business day, like a holiday, to the next business dya.


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