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Is it legal for an employer to withhold my pay after I quit? They listed 3 issues that they needed to be resolved before they would issue my final pay, they all have been resolved, but they still haven't paid me. What rights do I have here?
This is from the PA Dept of Labor and Industry's website [emphasis mine]:
How Soon after I Quit Do I Have to Be Paid?
If you quit your job, are laid off, or are fired, your employer must pay you all monies you earned by the next scheduled pay day.
How much Time Do I Have to File A Claim after Termination?
If you were not paid at least the minimum wage or you were not paid correctly for your overtime hours, you should try to file a wage claim within two years from the date the work was actually performed. However, you should file a claim as soon as you can. Since your employer is only required to keep its records for three years, it is more difficult for the Department of Labor & Industry to collect your wages as time passes.
Does the Department of Labor & Industry Have to Take My Wage Claim?
The Department can refuse to accept your claim for a variety of reasons including lack of evidence to support a claim or the claim is not valid under law.
How Long Does It Take to Get My Money?
If the Department determines that you have a valid wage claim, the time it takes to collect the money from your employer can range from several days to several months. Many things can speed up or slow down the payment of a wage claim.
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