Washington – When Wages are Due Upon Ending of Employment

Washington requires an employer to pay all final wages at the end of the established pay period. (LINK to Washington Hours Worked Page) Unlike Oregon, the due date does not change depending upon whether the employee quit or was unilaterally fired from their employment. LINK Oregon Late Pay Page.

Where the employer does not pay all final wages timely, the employee can file a lawsuit. The wage claim lawsuit would generally seek twice the unpaid wages due. LINK Washington Wage Claim.

Our Lawyers prosecute Washington wage and hour claims for unpaid wages, minimum wages, overtime wages, and the late payment of wages in Washington state and are located in Vancouver, Washington.