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    If one of our employee is sick. Who can legal pick up their check. Can we only give it to the employee or can we give it to a spouse or child. Do we need to have written permission to give the check to someone else.

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    There is no law addresssing this situation. As a payroll professional for many years, I can tell you that best practice is that you have the employee's written authorization to release his check to a certain named individual, for the paycheck in question ONLY, check the employee's signature against something he's already signed, and check the ID of the person picking it up.

    And if you offer direct deposit, now is the time to push it. Maybe include a direct deposit authorization form with this paycheck.
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    • #3
      I absolutely agree with Patty!

      Having something on file is vital to avoid the "I never said that" claim from the employee.
      Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

      I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
        ... check the employee's signature against something he's already signed
        Say the back of a prior check previously cashed. That is a hard one for the employee to argue with.

        But past that, agreed, SELL DIRECT DEPOSIT! Checks are evil.
        "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
        Philip K. **** (1928-1982)

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