Wages and Hours Worked:
Work Hours and Other Pay Issues
Employers are not required by federal law to give former employees their final paycheck immediately. Some states, however, may require immediate payment. If the regular payday for the last pay period an employee worked has passed and the employee has not been paid, contact the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division or the appropriate state labor department.
- Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Answers many questions about the FLSA, including what the Act does and does not require.
- Questions and Answers About the FLSA
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Addresses key wage and hour topics, including what the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does and does not require.
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Establishes minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for private sector and government workers.
- State Departments of Labor Web Sites - Links to state departments of labor Web sites and provides contact information for each state.
- Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.