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Delayed Final Paycheck

Our attorneys can fight for your money

Many legal issues often come up during wrongful termination cases. And one of the most common complaints we hear from people at our law firm involves not receiving their final paycheck after being terminated.

This issue can be particularly frustrating for many people since paying your bills can quickly become a problem when you don’t have a job. It’s also against the law. By law, you deserve to be paid for all hours worked.

Knowing what to do in such a situation can be confusing. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn about all your available legal options. That’s why we want to meet with you at Klie Law Offices in West Virginia.

Reasons why employers refuse to pay

The U.S. Department of Labor has very vague rules regarding the timeframe within which employers have to pay former employees their final paycheck. Instead, the federal government leaves it up to the states to decide such deadlines.

West Virginia’s laws clearly state exactly when employers must pay former workers their final paycheck. Specifically, employers must pay workers:

  • Involuntarily terminated (someone who was fired or laid off) within three days.
  • Voluntarily terminated (someone who quit) during their next regular pay period
  • Unused vacation pay if specified in employee contract (not mandatory in some cases)

But just because West Virginia’s laws specify that employers must pay former employees right away doesn’t mean they always do so. In fact, that may be exactly the situation you find yourself in now. That’s why we want to meet with you.

How we can help you

As your attorney, we can negotiate directly with your former employer to obtain the money you rightfully deserve. We thoroughly understand West Virginia’s employment laws and what approaches work best in such situations.

And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit against your former employer on your behalf and take them to court. And throughout your legal proceedings, we will be there with you every step of the way.

You work hard. You deserve to be paid for your time. Contact our law firm and find out how we can help you. We can also work with you if you believe you were wrongfully terminated by your employer. We’re here for you when you need us most.

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