I recently quit a company and they will not give me my final paycheck unless I sign a form they wrote that says I will not post any work I’ve done for them on social media, it also states I’ve gotten my final pay and they are just calling it a release. I never signed any other form stating such and have already posted some of the work on social apps with disclaimers stating I don’t own the products just worked on them. I’ve been told it’s illegal for them to do this but just want to be sure.
That is illegal in many, if not all states. Contact the state labor board.
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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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