I put my 2 weeks notice in at Target (4/8/19) but they terminated me over the phone on 4/15/19. I have yet to receive my last paycheck & it has been over 72 hours since i was terminated
Yes. Since you were terminated early, they owed you payment on April 15. You may want to call and inquire about the last paycheck just to firm up a cause of action for waiting time penalties (and maybe get your check without having to litigate), but you don't have to.
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Upon terminating you the employer was required to provide you with your final paycheck that day, not 72 hours later. The check must be made available at the normal place of work on that day unless you specifically asked that it be mailed to a particular address. If you can establish that your employer has willfully failed to pay you on time, you can be eligible to receive waiting time penalties of one day of pay for each day you are made to wait up to an additional 30 days of pay.
Good luck to you.
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Since the employer terminated your employment, they were legally required to have your final paycheck including any earned and unused vacation pay ready for you to pick up at your place of employment. If not, they owe you the unpaid wages plus one day's pay for each day you have to wait to pick up your check - up to 30 days and the employer "shall" pay your attorney's fees to collect the unpaid wages. You may want to contact your former employer and ask where your check is. If it is not ready for you to pick up, call an employment law attorney to discuss the amounts owed and consider having the attorney send a demand letter to your former employer. Find employment law attorney contact info on Avvo.com.
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