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
DOL Web Pages on This
Coverage Under the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet
General information about
who is covered by the FLSA.
State Departments of Labor
Links to state departments of labor web sites and contact
information for each department.