Q) I currently have an open claim but recently I was hired by a franchise D***** doughnuts chain at Smith street and Northwest highway in Palatine an hour into my third day of training I was terminated w/ no reason why nor can I receive my check for the first two days of training until two more weeks go by is this an Illinois law. I cannot challenge as to why I am terminated an if so. Do I have to wait until two weeks for this check call me a.s.a.p.
A) No, it is not an Illinois law that you have to wait two weeks for your check after being terminated. In fact, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (820 ILCS 115) states that employers are required to pay employees their final earned compensation no later than the end of their next regularly scheduled payroll after termination. This includes final wages earned, and the monetary equivalent of any accrued but unused vacation time.
If you were terminated without cause, you may be able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against your employer. However, it is important to speak with an attorney to discuss your specific situation and determine if you have a case.
In the meantime, you should contact your employer and demand that they pay you your final check immediately. If they refuse, you may need to file a wage claim with the Illinois Department of Labor.
Here are the steps you can take:
- Contact your employer and demand that they pay you your final check immediately.
- If they refuse, file a wage claim with the Illinois Department of Labor.
- Speak with an attorney to discuss your specific situation and determine if you have a case for wrongful termination.
I hope this helps!