How long must we wait to be paid?
June 16, 2010 11:14 AM Subscribe
WV EmploymentFilter: Asking for a friend.
Can a WV employer legally require you to wait 12 weeks before receiving your first pay check?
posted by teatime to Work & Money (12 answers total)
So my friend took a student job (but not work-study) with a certain major state university.
He was told he would have to wait 6 weeks for his paperwork etc. to be processed and for him to receive his first paycheck. He accepted that.
However, on the day he expected his first direct deposit, it didn't come. On investigating, it turned out the department employing him didn't send his paperwork to the payroll department, and now he's being told he will have to wait out another 6 week (!!) processing period.
That means he'll have been working 12 weeks without receiving pay.. that can't be legal, right?
As an aside, is even a 6-week waiting period legal?