If an employee walks out and doesn't come back, can their paycheck be held until an exit interview is done?
Question Details: Tomorrow is pay day for the pay period that ended last Saturday. If an employee decides to not come back to work, does the employer have the right to hold that paycheck until an exit interview is done?
No, your former employer may not legally do this. The fact is that an employee does not have to submit to such an intervie nd/or sign documents to get their final paycheck. If they won't release it to you, you could sue them for the money in small claims court and/or contact your state department of labor and see if they can help. If your employer really wants you to come in, they can offer you an incentive to show up such as severance. They can also mail, fax, or email you any documents that they may want signed. This is all true unless there exists an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary.