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Do I have any rights if my employer's paychecks keep bouncing? My boss keeps telling me I will get paid but I cant wait any more.

 

A:
Under federal banking law, an employer is required to have enough funds in the bank to cover the check, and in all states employers are required to timely pay employees for their services.
Unless it was an honest mistake, it is illegal in almost every state for employers to purposely bounce employee checks. If your employer’s checks keep bouncing you should keep your own accurate record of your hours and days worked. Often, these kinds of scenarios open the floodgates to what is really going on behind the scenes, which can include altered time sheets, incorrect hours reflected on your check, unpaid overtime, unlawful tip pools (tipped employees), and many other wage scams.
What can you do?
If you want to learn more about taking action against unfair pay, order our free book, The 10 Biggest Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim, to learn more about wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Read more: My employer’s check bounced. Isn’t that illegal under the labor laws?


Galvin Kennedy
Founding Attorney at Kennedy Hodges, LLP