When is the final paycheck due when an employee is fired?

When an employee is fired, the employer must give him or her a final paycheck no later than five (5) business days following the date of the employee’s termination. If, however, the employee is paid by the piece, by the task, or on commission, then the employee has ten (10) business days following the date of the employee’s termination in which to issue the final paycheck. 

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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