Elkridge, MD asked in Employment Law for Maryland

Q: Can an employer keep my last paycheck because I quit without a notice

I quit my old job a year ago because they put me in salary and worked me 60+ hours 7 days a week. Eventually I got tired and couldn’t keeo doing it so I quit. I did it without a notice I just dropped my stuff off and emailed them I quit, well they withheld my paycheck and have never given me my final paycheck, they told me I signed papers saying they were allowed to do that, are they within there rights because I feel like they shouldn’t be allowed to do that, I don’t know but I was just curious thanks

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A: Your employer cannot keep your final paycheck because you resigned without notice. You may have signed documentation stating that if you resign without notice, you agree to be compensated at minimum wage for hours worked on your final paycheck; however, you cannot agree to forgo any payment for those hours worked. Failure to pay you for those hours is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss your options.

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