Is it legal for a company to withhold my last paycheck?
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Generally, under Texas Code Ann., Labor § 61.014, an employer must issue a final paycheck to an employee who has been terminated within six (6) days. On the other hand, an employee who has quit his or her job is not entitled to a final paycheck until the next regularly scheduled pay date. They cannot condition the release of your final paycheck on you signing a waiver.
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That is illegal in many, if not all states. Contact the state labor board.
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