Los Angeles, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: What is the time frame to receive your final paycheck when terminated?

I was terminated April 25 and was told the accountant won’t be back until May 5th for my final check

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Yitz Erik Weiss
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are terminated, your employer is required to pay you all wages due immediately. If your employer fails to pay, then as a penalty to your employer your daily wages will continue to accrue from the date of your termination until they are paid (for up to 30 days). In your case it sounds like you may have about ten days worth of waiting time penalties. You should consider consulting with an employment lawyer to discuss your rights and options in more detail.

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