Can my company withhold paying me because I'm late entering my timesheet?
December 2, 2010 10:58 AM Subscribe
Can my company legally withhold my paycheck for the previous pay period until I fill out and submit my timesheet for this pay period?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Anonymous cause its work related.
I get paid twice a month. I'm a salaried employee. I have direct deposit of my pay set up. I live in Virgnia. My company is based out of Detroit.
We're required to enter our time worked on specific projects or tasks on an online timesheet system. Our timesheet is to be submitted no later than the 1st or the 16th [the day after the pay period ends].
Today is the 2nd of December and I haven't filled and submitted out my timesheet for 11/16 through 11/30 yet. My accounting director emailed me and several other people, threatening that this was our 1st of 2 allowable late offenses, and that after 2 offenses direct deposit of the previous period's pay (in this case, 11/1 through 11/15) would be disabled (and I'd get a paper check instead). AND that they will hold the paper check until the timesheet is in.
Are they allowed to do this? I know they can pay me however they want (direct deposit or paper check), but are they allowed to withhold paying me for 11/1-11/15 until I tell them my hours worked for 11/16-11/30?