Can my employer withhold a weeks worth of pay when I normally receive two weeks worth of pay due to new payroll system

Asked over 2 years ago - Fayetteville, NC

My employer notified me today, March 13th, that they will be withholding a weeks worth of pay on my paycheck on April 13th and April 27th to pay at a later date if I quit, because they need time to put information into new payroll system.

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  1. Kirk J. Angel


    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . No. Employers in North Carolina must pay wages earned on the regular pay day that has been established by company policy. As long as you have already earned the wages, they will be due on the next pay day. I am adding a link to the NC Department of Labor's Handy Reference guide which addressed this issue in several places.

    Kirk J. Angel is an experienced North Carolina licensed attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr.... more

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