If I’m on salary pay and I leave the job a week before the pay period, am I still entitled to a paycheck?

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If I’m on salary pay and I leave the job a week before the pay period, am I still entitled to a paycheck?

I was also called a “loser” and asked, “Are you ready to get fired today?” by my training manager.

Asked on February 13, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you are entitle to your paycheck. Of course, you only must be paid for all days actually worked; the company may therefore pro rate your check accordingly. For example: say you are paid $52,000 per year, or $1,000 per week. Say you are paid every two weeks, and therefore your gross pay should be $2,000 per check. If you leave one week before the end of the pay period, you would only get $1,000 gross in that check, not $2,000--but they still do have to pay you.


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