Rochester, NH asked in Employment Law for New Hampshire

Q: How long can an employer not pay you whats owed after a lay off?

I was laid off November 14th but was never paid for the last two weeks I worked. I was also never paid my vacation days or per diem that is owed to me. I have contacted HR and my former manager about this but have not received any response. I was told by another employee that they were on vacation so they wont see my calls or emails. It has been two weeks since then and I still have no answer. I was given a 1 day notice before my lay off and have struggled to pay my bills because of this unexpected loss in pay. I don’t understand how this could be legal? Any help or insight is appreciated!


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A: Some states have a minimum period of time that needs to pass before you can bring any action for lost wages. However, if you worked those hours, you are entitled to at least your state's minimum wage for those hours worked, along with any overtime you worked during the two week period if you are paid hourly. I would recommend reaching out to an employment lawyer in your state for a consultation and to discuss options.

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