Pittsboro, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: Can my old employer hold my check and mail it instead?

I quit my job last Thursday. We got paid every Wednesday so I arrived to my old employers office to pick up my check and she informed that she would not give me my check because she had to mail it off.

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

A: Yes. Some states have a time-frame by which employees must be paid, so you would need to check with an employment lawyer in North Carolina, but a few days would likely not put them in violation. For example, Ohio requires payment within 30 days, so there is not violation until the 31st day occurs and the employee has still not received payment.

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