Final Pay Explained

​The time requirement for a final paycheck depends on if the employee quit without notice, quit with at least 72-hours’ notice or was terminated or laid off. Failing to provide a terminating employee with his/her final paycheck in a timely manner can subject you to waiting time penalties. For more information, see "Waiting Time Penalties" in Wage and Hour Enforcement and Penalties​.​

Certain industries are granted exceptions to the final paycheck requirements.​​

  • ​Read ​​about a 2016 court case.​

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