Employees deserve to get paid what they are due in a timely manner. Texas laws discuss this matter and set clear guidelines for employers. It isn’t acceptable for employers to just pay people who work for them whenever they feel like it. Instead, the law says that employees must be paid at least once per month, but this isn’t the only option that’s available.

The law gives employers the right to set the pay schedule. If the employer doesn’t, they’re expected to pay the employees on the 1st and 15th of each month. The payment must be made in currency from the United States or an equivalent method, such as a paper check or direct deposit via electronic transfer.

There are also provisions for what happens when you leave or are let go. If you leave voluntarily, including retirement, you will get your final paycheck on the normal payday. If you’re terminated, laid off or released for any involuntary measure, the company has six calendar days to get you a final paycheck. Because of the wording, this time limit includes weekends, holidays and any day that the company isn’t open.

If you feel as though you weren’t paid the correct wages, you have 180 days to from the payday that was messed up to take action to recover the missing wages. Don’t let this time pass you by because you won’t have any recourse against the nonpaying employer. You shouldn’t let any employer get away with paying you less than you’re due or withholding your paycheck longer than they’re allowed to legally.