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. Certain ​industries are granted exceptions to the final paycheck requirements. For more information, see ​Wage and Hour Enforcement and Penalties.​

The Final Paycheck Worksheet can assist you in this process. Be sure to ask terminating employees to sign a copy of the Final Paycheck Acknowledgment.

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