What to do if your former employer refuses to give you pay stubs?

What to do if your former employer refuses to give you pay stubs?

If you sent your request via postal mail, call within three to five business days. If your former employer refuses to provide you with copies of your pay stubs or equivalent payroll records, contact the office of your state’s department of wage and labor to determine if your employer is required under state law to provide you with the information.

Do you have to have a copy of your pay stub?

Employers do not legally have to keep copies of your pay stubs (that’s the employee’s responsibility), so fact is they do NOT have to comply with a request to produce copies of these records if they do not have them.

Is it federal law to provide pay stubs to employees?

There is no federal law that requires employers to provide employees with pay stubs. In legislation, pay stub law falls under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What can an employer not provide on a paytub?

What an employer can not do is provide a computer generated printout that does not include all the information that should be on the paystub, such as gross pay, all deductions, net pay, hours worked, and the correct hourly rate for regular and overtime hours worked. What about the personnel file ?

If you sent your request via postal mail, call within three to five business days. If your former employer refuses to provide you with copies of your pay stubs or equivalent payroll records, contact the office of your state’s department of wage and labor to determine if your employer is required under state law to provide you with the information.

Employers do not legally have to keep copies of your pay stubs (that’s the employee’s responsibility), so fact is they do NOT have to comply with a request to produce copies of these records if they do not have them.

What an employer can not do is provide a computer generated printout that does not include all the information that should be on the paystub, such as gross pay, all deductions, net pay, hours worked, and the correct hourly rate for regular and overtime hours worked. What about the personnel file ?

Why do you need a pay stub from a previous job?

Pay stubs provide employees with a physical record of wages earned and deductions made for a specific pay period. Various events can precipitate the need to recover pay stubs from a previous job; examples are a man-made or natural disaster that destroyed stored records and a move that resulted in their loss.