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Labor Law: Delayed Final Paycheck Attorney

In West Virginia, employees who are terminated or who leave their jobs voluntarily are entitled to receive their final paycheck for wages and other money owed within very specific time limits. If your final paycheck has been delayed, your employer could be liable for three times the unpaid amount, plus attorney’s fees.

At Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard, P.L.L.C.., in Fayetteville, West Virginia, our lawyers understand the laws that protect employees from illegal actions by their employers. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to help people who have not received timely final paychecks from their employers.

Can An Employer Withhold A Final Paycheck?

In West Virginia, the answer is no. An employer must issue a final paycheck to a terminated employee by the next regular pay period. If you quit your job voluntarily, you employer must pay you:

  • Immediately, if you have given your employer at least one pay period’s notice
  • On the next scheduled pay date if you failed to provide at least one pay period’s notice

There is no defense for withholding your final paycheck.

If your employer has delayed or withheld your final paycheck, our lawyers can make them pay.

You’re David. They’re Goliath. We’re The Slingshot.

To protect your rights following a job loss, turn to our West Virginia labor law attorneys. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 304-574-2727 , toll free at 888-279-7919, or simply contact us online.

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Fayetteville, WV 25840

Fayetteville office:
5493 Maple Lane

Fayetteville, WV 25840
Phone: 304-574-2727
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1607 West Main Street

Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: 304-425-8775
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