What are my rights if I work for a nursing agency and recently my boss decided that he is going to mail paychecks to all of us employees for now on?

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What are my rights if I work for a nursing agency and recently my boss decided that he is going to mail paychecks to all of us employees for now on?

Since I work at several different facilities I do not have an “office” to speak of; I pick up shifts that get sent to me electronically and go to that facility when the shift starts. I was at first driving to pick up my check in person which was fine because I got it at the same time each week (I get paid weekly). Since having the checks mailed however, my paychecks come in very inconsistently, up to a week after I would have been paid if I had picked up my check (today is day 8 of this week). I was wondering if this was legal, I just don’t feel that he is paying me as “regularly” as he should. thank you.

Asked on December 30, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It is legal: the law does not require that you be allowed to pick  up your check in person. As to whether you are being paid late or not--the issue is whether the boss mails the checks on time. If he does, any problem with the mail, whether caused by you or by the post office, is not his responsibility. You may need to speak to your post office to see what the trouble is, or rent a P.O. box if that would help with delivery.


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