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If payday falls on weekend i.e. each 15th of month (falls on

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If payday falls on weekend i.e. each 15th of month (falls on Saturday,) what day should employee get paid?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Chicago, Illinois

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When paydays are x2 per month i.e. 15th & 30th or 31st and the above date falls on Saturday, can employer not pay you until the following Monday? For example, the 15th of November is on a Saturday, the company just informed staff we would not be paid until Monday, November 17, 2008. Is this legal?
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
According to the Illinois statute [see below] the employer has 13 days to pay wages after they have been earned. So paying on the next business day following a holiday or weekend is not illegal according to the state law.

(820 ILCS 115/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 39m-4)
Sec. 4. All wages earned by any employee during a semi-monthly or bi-weekly pay period shall be paid to such employee not later than 13 days after the end of the pay period in which such wages were earned. All wages earned by any employee during a weekly pay period shall be paid not later than 7 days after the end of the weekly pay period in which the wages were earned. All wages paid on a daily basis shall be paid insofar as possible on the same day as the wages were earned, or not later in any event than 24 hours after the day on which the wages were earned. Wages of executive, administrative and professional employees, as defined in the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, may be paid on or before 21 calendar days after the period during which they are earned.
The terms of this Section shall not apply, if there exists a valid collective bargaining agreement which provides for a different date or for different arrangements for the payment of wages.

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