I practice in California where the payday may be specified by the employer. The last day of the pay period and the pay day are not the same. If the pay period ends on the 15th, the payday may be as late as the 26th. For a pay period ending the last day of the month, the pay day may be as late as the 10th of the following month. Texas has a complicated and confusing Texas Payday Act which does not give clear guidance, but does allow the employer to specify paydays other than the 1st and 15th.
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