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Pay out when terminated? Tennessee

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    My son got his first job working for a non-profit organization as a bell ringer. He worked for them for about 3 weeks and was told that since he made below quota that previous day they were terminating his employment. My question is since they terminated him how long do they have to pay him out the hours he has worked.They are paid bi-weekly and he was told he would get his check on that next pay period. I do not think this is correct. Can some one who knows tell me what the time frame is the have to pay you by when they terminate you?

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    From the TN DOL site;

    Tennessee Wage Regulation Act Title 50-2-101

    What is the law concerning payment of final paychecks to employees?

    Tennessee employees who are laid off, fired, or who quit must be paid their wages in full at the next regular payday, not to exceed 21 days from the date of their discharge or termination. Claims against an employer for late payment may be filed with the Labor Standards Division. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has the authority to enforce this law. You may review this law at Tennessee Revised Statutes Title 50-2-103(g)
    "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate'' - Sir William of Ockham, a.k.a. Ockham's Razor


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