Wages and Hours
Work Hours and
Other Pay Issues
|| Frequently Asked Questions
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 U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division or the
appropriate state labor department.
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Addresses key wage and hour topics, including what the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
does and does not require.
- Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol
for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller
will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance
inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.