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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Wages

Last Paycheck

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 Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division or the state labor department.

The Department also has mechanisms in place for the recovery of back wages.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

FAQ: Last Paycheck

Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet
General information about who is covered by the FLSA.

State Departments of Labor Web Sites
Links to state departments of labor web sites and contact information for each department.