Thief River Falls, MN asked in Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: In minnesota if you demand payment you must get it within 24 hours, but if handling money you can be denied that?

I was terminated on the 7th of this month. I put in a demand for payment on the 9th. Not receiving it in my direct deposit, I called my employer and he said that he could wait up to 10 days to give me my wages because I handle money and I would be paid on Friday. This law seems ridiculous and I don't know if I am understanding correctly. So any person who uses a register no longer has this right? I was an Assistant manger and a pizza place. I used the registers, wrote up the deposits but did not deliver them, and counted money in our safe to verify it was correct. I didn't make payments, work with accounts, etc. I don't understand how such a large part of the workforce can be exempt from receiving their cash promptly?

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Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I suggest calling the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

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