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My employer just gave...

My employer just gave me a note in my paycheck stating starting on the 11th of de. will be the last payday for that week and perminently will be on thurs, the 21st

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

Md.

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

Full time been there for 10 years never had a weeks pay held use to get paid on fri, then he changed it to mon, now he wants to go till thurs,

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No just upset about this now after 10 years

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no I don't mind go ahead
Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Great, thank you! Bear with me a moment while I review…

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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. Generally, in Maryland, employees in Maryland must be paid at least once every two weeks or twice in a month. However, Executive, Professional and Administrative employees may be paid less frequently. Thus, depending on the nature of your work, you may be paid once per month. However, if you aren't an executive (e.g. V.P. of Finance), Professional (e.g. Attorney, accountant) or Administrative employee (e.g. customer service, secretary, etc.) then you can be paid less. Also, employers are generally allowed to change the pay dates. I'm sorry about your situation. What other questions did you have for me today?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
this is legal for him to hold a week back after 10 years of employment
Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Unfortunately, if they are changing the pay dates, they should give you more advanced notice; however, so long as they are paying you consistent with state law, they are able to change the pay dates with little or no notice. This is the case even if you have been there for ten years, sadly.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
wow thanks for your help
Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You bet. If you click here, you can see some frequently asked questions about wages in the state of Maryland. perhaps there is something that governs your situation more specifically, but I wasn't able to find it. Also, here’s just a few other things I’d like you to know before we wrap up this conversation:

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