Payday regulations and laws

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Posted by Legal Team On September 25, 2016

Payday laws establish how frequently an employer must pay their employees. These laws vary from state to state. Some states only require that the employer sends a written notice to the employees regarding the pay period. Others have made guidelines for employers about how and when to pay the employees. The amount of employees and size of the organization is taken into consideration by the state.

According to the law, you have the right to receive a paycheck at regular intervals. Not receiving a salary at regular intervals could be problematic for an employee. Most people plan their lives around their paydays and move forward accordingly. States that determine the frequency of payments always consider which industry the employee works in. Employers of a certain industry might be legally required to pay their employees weekly. Others could hand over salaries at the start of each month.

If your paycheck is late, there are some steps you can take to make sure the employer pays you on time. The first thing you should do is contact your employer and discuss the problem with the human resource department. Your problem could easily be solved at this step. But if the employer still refuses to pay you on time, you can file a claim with the state’s labor agency. You can demand your paycheck as well as further compensation from the court.

You should consider hiring an experienced labor attorney if your paycheck is consistently late. The attorney will explain the entire process and help you file a claim with the relevant department.