Employment Law/errors in pay amount, timely reimbursement
QUESTION: I live in Nevada in case that matters. My pay check was short a little over 1000 dollars of "bonus" pay (pay determined on bi-weekly performance) Four days worth. Is there a time frame that I can make my employer repay me?
ANSWER: Matt - You are entitled to be paid what you are owed as of your next regular pay day.
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QUESTION: Thank you for the reply, but I guess what I really wanted to know is what can I do to make them pay me now. A union job I had in California, if there was error on my check I was paid at the appropriate overtime rate until error was rectified.
Sorry, Matt, there is nothing in the law that would require them to pay you immediately. You had a great union contract, but the law isn't as pro-employee. It's especially not the case because you described the money as a bonus, which isn't governed in the same way that salary is. Bonuses are almost entirely at the employer's discretion unless there is a written employment agreement stating the terms of their distribution.