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  • Issuing Final Paycheck New York

    One of my employees quit without notice in the middle of the week. Our pay day is Friday, where I post employee's checks on the bulletin board. I require terminated employees to drop off the store's key in exchange for the pay check. The issue is, he has not attempted to pick up his check. He has not returned any phone calls. What is my olbigation at this point?

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    You cannot hold his check because he has not returned company property. Period. Send it to his last known address, certified, return receipt requested.

    You post checks on a bulletin board? Negotiable checks? Seriously?
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    • #3
      PattyMD is correct. I did a search of previous posts and found this

      In New York, the employer must pay the employee final wages by the pay day for the period worked.

      Link: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerp...ds/faq.shtm#15

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      • #4
        Agreed. Also, if the check is not cashed, it will eventually "escheat" to NY state.
        "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
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