What to do if my last paycheck is being held for an additional week because I quit for a better opportunity?

UPDATED: Jul 27, 2012

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What to do if my last paycheck is being held for an additional week because I quit for a better opportunity?

I worked for a trucking company for one month. They hold one weeks pay. After quitting last Thursday I was expecting my last check today. After viewing my account no money was deposited. I called the company this morning and was told “due to me quitting with no notice my pay would be held for one additional week. I feel this is unjust to me and my family.

Asked on July 27, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is certainly not right but here is the problem: in the state of SOuth Carolina - which is the state that you listed so I am assuming the state in which the company is also located - there is no final paycheck law to hold your employer to when you quit your job.  If you were fired then there is a law that says with in 48 hours or next scheduled payday but not more than 30 days (S.C. Codified Laws § 41-10-50).  Keep on them.  Good luck.

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