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Bounced employer check

My paycheck was due on Oct. 7th and per the employee handbook, it will be paid the Friday prior if payday lands on the weekend. I have been in communication with the employer almost every day since today is the 17th of October. They stated that they Federal Expressed my check and gave a tracking number. When/if I receive my paycheck and go cash it. What if it bounces? Am I responsible for returning the money I worked hard for?

Asked on October 17, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the check bounces, you have to return the money to the bank: issues between you and your employer do not become the bank's issues, and the bank has nothing to do with your check bouncing--therefore, you cannot keep its funds.
You can sue your employer for the paycheck and also for any additional costs or losses you incurred, such as not sufficient funds (NSF) or bounced check fees.


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