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I was terminated for being tardy to work. I was issued a final paycheck but was not paid for the day I was terminated. Is there such thing as "report pay" I clocked in and was asked to go to HR. It took about 30 mins, which was not included on my final check. Also, I have 4 hours of sick pay I wasn't paid for either. Is sick pay included in Labor Code Sections 201 and 227.3? Or only vacation pay? Am i due monies?

You should have been paid for the 30 minutes that you were at work the day you were terminated. In order to get that pay you will probably have to file a claim for unpaid wages with the Department of labor in your state.

Sick pay is not required to be paid by the employer.


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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).


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