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I was terminated yesterday. My employer said in an email…

I was terminated yesterday...

I was terminated yesterday. My employer said in an email that he is holding my final paycheck until I return a couple electronic devices. I am in Wisconsin right now and pay day is tomorrow. I was told by HR that he cannot hold my paycheck unless I had signed a contract for employment at the time of hire, which I have not, not even an employee handbook

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I am employed full time with overtime

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you :)

I am sorry that you have lost your job, finding yourself suddenly unemployed is never easy.

Colorado Wage Act Section 8-4-109(1) requires that the employer provide your final paycheck immediately upon termination. If the accounting department responsible for paychecks is not open at the time of termination, the final paycheck must be provided within 6 hours of the accounting department opening, unless they are located off-site, in which case the employer must provide the paycheck within 24 hours.

If your employer fails to provide your final paycheck within the above applicable deadline, you may write them a demand letter pursuant to the provisions of Section 8-4-109(2). If the employer does not comply with the terms of this section within 14 days of the demand letter, the employer faces certain penalties.

Please click here to view the Colorado Wage Act and to learn more about the requirements.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** helped tremendously. One final thought on my question, he cannot hold my paycheck until I return the items, correct?

You are very welcome. Glad I was able to help.

Sorry, I should have made that clearer. No, the employer may not withhold the final paycheck for any reason. They may only make standard deductions, such as for taxes.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you, you've been an awesome help!

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