Sunday, September 18, 2011

Arizona Employment Law Towards Discharged Employees

Humanity has made a lot of progress in the past few decades when it comes to employment laws, at least in developed countries. Gone are the days when employees would have to totally submit to their employer’s will, as today there are innumerable laws and regulations ensuring that the regular employee who works a decent job for a modest salary will not be left without options when either treated unjustly or when fired from their work. All of these laws which apply to the workers can actually be found on labor law posters which employers working in the United States of America are legally bound to display for every worker to see, and failure to display these posters will result in hefty fines.

When it comes to the various laws which are designed to protect employees, one of the most important ones happens to be the unemployment insurance law, which basically covers the topic of how a person is supposed to subsist in between jobs. When it comes to discharged employees in Arizona, the Arizona labor poster clearly states that the employee, whether leaving on his own accord or fired, is entitled to receiving their full pay which is due to them in a limited amount of time after the firing has occurred. If a company fails to comply within the time limit, they face very serious consequences such as having to pay for the employee’s lawyer bills as well as having to pay them additional money for treble damages.

According to the Arizona state labor law posters an employee which has been fired has to receive according to the law their payment within three days of termination, or by the end of the next pay period, depending on which comes first. This means that if an employee is fired at the start of the week and the payday is on next week, the employer has no choice but to give them the money within three days.

However, when the employer is facing an employee who has quit, then the money does not need to be provided before the next payday, and if the employee request so, the payment has to by mail. If a violation is to occur it is written that the employee can sue their employer and claim “treble the amount of unpaid wages”. Needless to say, this situation can become a very lucrative one for the employee, and the contrary for the employer.

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