Is it legal for my employer to withhold my 2 paychecks?

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Is it legal for my employer to withhold my 2 paychecks?

Asked on August 6, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, it is not legal. Employers may not withhold paychecks for any reason--even if the employee owes the employer money--unless the employee agreed to let them be withheld. The employee could contact the state labor department to see if he or she could file a complaint, or could sue (including in small claims court) for the unpaid wages.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, it is not legal. Employers may not withhold paychecks for any reason--even if the employee owes the employer money--unless the employee agreed to let them be withheld. The employee could contact the state labor department to see if he or she could file a complaint, or could sue (including in small claims court) for the unpaid wages.


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