i quit my job and my employer says a family member owes him money so he is holding my check
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The answer to this question is a matter solely of State labor law. I can tell you that in California, this would be illegal, but I do not know about Arkansas. I would check with the Labor Department of your state - you may be able to make a claim with them or at least find out what the law is in this regard. Or consult an Arkansas labor law attorney.