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  1. #1
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    Had a guy apply to us but we didn't have an immediate opening for him. Seemed okay installer. He went to work for the FNG's in town and they are holding back 3 weeks pay.
    DAMN!
    And I thought I was cheap thinking about a week hold back on new guys.
    Is this the norm?

  2. #2
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    is that even legal?
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  3. #3
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    Never heard of such a thing. Hows the poor bastard supposed to eat?
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  4. #4
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    30 days for state government (ky)

  5. #5
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    woowoo 30 days for state government (ky)


    If they hold back then they may should pay you a interest rate because it is like giving them a loan.

  6. #6
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    Jun 2004
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    Florida
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    Maybe there is a little confusion. If they are on a two week pay period over there and they hold back a week. That guy may have to wait three weeks before he gets his first paycheck, but they are really only holding back one week.

  7. #7
    They have 72 hours to pay you after the end of a pay period or for every day they are late you receive a paid day off. ( union )

  8. #8
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    Sep 2002
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    Santa Cruz, Ca.
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    No-it's not legal. Not for hourly employees anyway. It can be done for salary or exempt employees only.

  9. #9
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    Sep 2002
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    I should have also mentioned the other exception-bargaining unit contract.

  10. #10
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    canadian employment standards act the employee must be paid no less frequently than every 16 days and the pay must be available no more than 6 days after the cut off date Eg if the pay period was from the 3rd to the 19th then he must get paid no later than the 25th

    so its possible this could happen but its tough going three weeks without pay after starting a new job
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  11. #11
    if we hire a guy on tuesday, we have to have a check in his hand on friday for one day, hire on a monday, a check for 2 days etc, our contract goes back to where guys would travel across country for work and sometimes depended on that to get them home for the weekend, if we hire a guy on wednesday then he gets paid friday of the following week

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