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    Maureen Burke is offline Junior Member
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    Salary held back 1st week of work

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California

    As a new hire, can an employer hold back the first week of pay? I thought a law was passed some time ago that no longer allowed employers to hold back a week's pay at the start of employment. I understood the employee was due their pay from the start date and should receive full pay at the upcoming pay period.

    tnx,
    Maureen
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    pattytx is offline Senior Member
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    What a lot of people see as "holding back pay" actually is the employer just paying in arrears.

    How often do you get paid and what days does that pay include?

    Example:
    Weekly pay frequency, paid every Friday, workweek starts on Mondays.
    Paycheck is for the previous week of work.
    You started on January 5. Since the January 9 paycheck would be for the week of December 29 through January 4, you would not be entitled to a paycheck on January 9.

    Could that be the situation here?
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