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    hey , i m presently working at restaurant & our pay day is every other friday . but it happens each time that we get our paycheck on saturday or even on monday (after friday-the pay day).when all the employees asked about delay of paychecks each time, our owner said that they can hold our paychecks for a week after pay day ...!! my question , is there any law like that what he said ?
    & we should be paid on pay day or our manager/owner can hold our check for a week after paycheck ?? plzz help.
    thanx

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    The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards -
    Wages and Compensation - Wages Paid on Time


    Generally, an employer must set regular paydays, and pay all earned wages of an employee on time regardless of whether the employee has turned in a time sheet or punch card, quit without notice, or provided any other form or document required by the employer. In addition, earned wages must be paid on time whether or not the employer has received payment from a customer or client for a job on which the employee worked.

    If payday falls on a nonwork day, such as a weekend or holiday, wages must be paid on the preceding workday.

    above per Md DOL: www.dllr.state.md.us/
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    • #3
      thanks for ur reply !!

      i really appreciate ur reply betty . i got ur point what u meant to say about the law , but is there any remedy to fix this kind of problem,that employer should not
      repeat it anymore in future?. i mean is there any law by which we ,employees can get paycheck on time on payday ?? even we have our own expenses,bills to pay. the late we get paycheck ,the late we deposit & more late we pay the
      bills !!! which is not good ! plzz help.
      thanx

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      • #4
        I would put in a complaint with the Md. DOL.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          I just want to clarify one point. I don't know if it applies here but there has been much confusion over this in other threads.

          The last day of the pay period and payday do not necessarily coincide. If the pay period ended earlier and Friday is the day set for the pay to be released, then I agree that pay needs to be released on Friday.

          However, if Friday is simply the last day of the pay period, then it CAN be legal for the employer to wait several days (during which he is undoubtably doing the payroll; it doesn't get done all in a minute) before turning out the checks.
          The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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          • #6
            Thanks cbg for adding/clarifying that.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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            • #7
              And in Maryland, the longest time lag allowed by law is 14 days following the end of the pay period.
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