Withholding Two Weeks Pay

I just started working for a company and was informed that that they withhold my first two weeks pay. They can "loan" it to me, but I would have to pay it back and it would be deducted from my net pay until the total amount was paid back to them. Is this legal?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 29, 2006 7:57 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
The company must pay you promptly

An employer in Ohio must obey a prompt payment law. Here is a good answer that contains a reference to the law http://www.myemploymentlawyer.com/mel/answer.php3?answer_id=263

I believe that the law does not allow the employer to hold on to your pay. Therefore, ask politely for your pay and if the employer refuses, you may have a claim for every pay day that the employer pays late.



posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 30, 2006 08:25 AM [EST]

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