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    My employer claims to have sent me a check 3.5 weeks ago, I still haven't received it. Now they tell me that I will have to pay a $10 check stop fee to get another check issued. Can they do this?!?!? It’s not MY fault that the check didn't get to me (its not like I lost it or something, I just never got it) BTW I live in Utah and work as an independent contractor

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    I've managed payroll operations for many years, and passing the stop payment fee through to the employee is generally legal. I wouldn't do it, since I couldn't prove you ever got the check, but that's just my operational policy.

    Does the employer not offer direct deposit?
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      Originally posted by xmirage2kx View Post
      ...and work as an independent contractor
      Independant contractors (IC) have customers, not employers. They are subject to contract law, not labor law. If you really are IC, then your only legal recourse is through the courts.

      Your decision, but if $10 will make this problem go away, it is worth looking at. There is an actual cost to the issuer to make the problem go away, stop payment fees to the bank, plus whatever the replacement cost of the check is.
      "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
      Philip K. **** (1928-1982)

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        Sorry, missed the IC part.
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