Can An Employer Withhold A Final Paycheck Until An Employee Turns In Keys Or Uniforms?
Legally, no, an employer may not withhold a final check. However, in order to avoid disputes or disruptions in pay, workers are advised to turn in keys, uniforms, tools, and equipment promptly upon termination.
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