How much do I receive for not receiving my final paycheck by the next business day?

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How much do I receive for not receiving my final paycheck by the next business day?

Was let go on a Saturday at end of shift. Business is open/staffed 24/7. I was told to wait until Wednesday for my check. When check received it was not for entire amount due and did not come with statement of deductions. 1Then, 6 days later I received the last of what was owed.

Asked on July 10, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Under your state's laws, as you seem to know, if you are terminated or let go, you need to be paid your final paycheck by the end of the next business day. If not paid in full by then, you are owed an extra day's pay for each business day until the check is paid. If you were let on Saturday the 1st (just making up a date for illustration purposes), you should have been paid by Monday the 3rd; if not actually paid in full until, for example Tuesday the 10th, you'd be owed 7 more days of pay. You can contact your state's department of labor to file a complaint.


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