If an employee quits, how soon after do we have to issue their final paycheck?

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Laws regarding final paychecks vary widely from state to state. Generally, final paychecks are required to be paid in fairly short order, but it's important to be compliant with your own state's law to avoid potentially pricey penalties.

Federal Compliance

In states like Alabama or Mississippi - where there's no state specific statute - employers are only bound by federal law, which states that the final paycheck must be delivered by the date of the next regularly scheduled payday.

Final Tip

The laws also vary based on whether an employee quits or was fired.

Helpful Links:

Final Paycheck Employee Rights - nolo.com

Last Paycheck Laws - FindLaw.com

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