It is a common belief that employees must be paid immediately upon termination. Is this true?

This has been a myth for many years. There may have been some ancient rules that caused this myth to persist but it is not true. Most states including Massachusetts allow waiting for the next scheduled pay day. State laws can vary and California may have rules that reinforced the myth.

A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
The questions and answers presented here are based on research and data from internet sources and should not be considered the final word.

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