A: Under the Employment Act, your employer must pay your salary within seven days after the end of a salary period, which cannot be longer than one month.
For overtime work, salary must be paid within 14 days after the end of a salary period.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 15, 2020, with the headline 'Q: My employer owes me several months' worth of salary and says he cannot afford to pay me yet because business is really bad due to Covid-19. What should I do? '. Print Edition | Subscribe
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