Weed, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: In California, am I supposed to receive my final paycheck on my last day, even on a Sunday?

I gave written notice, 3 weeks ago, at my job that I was quitting today. I expected my final paycheck to be there for me when I got off work today. It was not. Is it maybe because it is a Sunday? Does he have until the end of the day to pay me or until the end of my shift? I work overnights so I got off at 7am before the management comes in.

I'm moving to a new city for a new job today and it would really be horrible if I had to come all the way back here just for a check that came a day late.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The law in California is that if an employee quits, they are owed their final paycheck either during the next scheduled payday, or within 72 hours if the employee gives one pay period's notice.

You can just ask them to mail it to you.

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