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Jennifer McGrew is a law clerk in the Labor Department and a member of the Labor General Group. Jennifer earned a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where she was a member of the Black Law Students Association, Womxn of Color Collective, and First-Generation Professionals. While at Duke, Jennifer worked as a Faculty Research Assistant focusing on discrimination in the workplace.

Prior to law school, Jennifer earned a M.Ed. from Boston College and is currently completing her Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent news of bank failures, businesses—and their investors—are rightly concerned about the implications of a missed or delayed payroll.  Let’s look at those implications, and strategies for minimizing risk.

Obligation to Make Payroll

Under federal and most state laws, employers have both timing-of-pay and frequency-of-pay obligations.  Under most of these