Asked in Employment Law and Civil Litigation for Oregon

Q: I gave and fulfilled 2 weeks prior to leaving my job. Final paycheck wasn't ready until 4 days later, Is this legal?

The 2 weeks notice I gave to Masterbrand Cabinets Inc. ended on a Friday, I was told the would have my final paycheck on Monday so I drove 30 miles to pick it up, but they still didn't have it ready and told me to try back the next day. So I drove 30 miles back home and the next day again drove 30 miles there and was given my paycheck minus the monthly incentive I was supposed to receive. I was told I would get that later and still have never received it.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Since you gave that much notice, your final check was due on your last day, so it is well overdue. You are entitled to an extra 8 hours of pay for each day they were late, which started that Saturday. I would contact an employment attorney in your area, and your employer will also have to pay attorney's fees for being late.

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