If my employer admitted to sending my check to the wrong address so they placed a stop payment on the check, do I have to pay the stop payment fee?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If my employer admitted to sending my check to the wrong address so they placed a stop payment on the check, do I have to pay the stop payment fee?

My wage earned for that day was reported to unemployment. I did not sign an agreement for the stop payment measure. Now they’ve charged the fee to me, and it’s been 1 1/2 months since I was supposed to receive my check. Is this legal?

Asked on December 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you gave them the wrong address, then the fee would be your responsibility. On the other hand, if you gave them the right address and they were negligent (or careless) in sending  it to the wrong place, then they should be responsible for the fee. Liability for a cost or fee in a situation like this generally depends on who was at fault.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption