Final pay -- when is it due?
Background: I am currently studying to get my SPHR (sr pro in HR) and ran across this last night.....I totally know that states have differing rules, but generally the study is from a federal perspective....
HRCI SPHR Certification Study Guide by Sandra Reed and Anne Bogardus 2012 edition states that "if ee provided 72 hours notice, final payment of all wages due, including unused accrued vacation or PTO must be paid at time of departure".
However, the DOL states on its "last paycheck" page that "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." In my state, TX it is 6 days if involuntarily term'd and next payroll date if voluntary leave.
Does anyone have any idea where Reed/Bogardus is coming up with the 72 hours rule? (page 209 of the 2012 version)?