Erie, PA asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can Walmart not pay me, worked there a few days, based on the details in the more information section of this question?

Hello all, this is probably a super specific and odd problem, but I figured I’d ask here and see where I get. I worked at Walmart for a few days, but got a call from an internship opportunity which I definitely had to take. My problem is that the person at Walmart I needed to verify my two forms of id never got around to it. Will I be able to or should I expect to get a paycheck for the few days I did work?

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Raul Jauregui
Raul Jauregui
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It seems to me that Pennsylvania law is clear that anytime you work, particularly for a large employer like Walmart, you are entitled to some pay for that work. This assumes you were not volunteering there or at an unpaid internship. I would suggest making sure that Walmart actually has a record of your being hired, and of the hours you worked. Sometimes there's timecards or other record keeping methods. You might want to contact your supervisor and ask specifically when and how you will get that paycheck, because just passively waiting to see if you get paid could simply mean your payment unintentionally gets lost in an administrative flaw, like, for example, your supervisor did not turn in some document that put you on the payroll. That you left the job is no reason to not pay the work you did at the job.

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