Is it illegal to pay an employee with 91,000 pennies?

PositionLegal Briefs

When Andreas quit his job at a Georgia auto body shop, the annoyed owner delivered his final $915 of wages due in a very unique way... 91,500 greasy pennies dumped in a pile on Andreas' driveway.

Is that legal? A U.S. Department of Labor spokesman, quoted in The New York Times, said, "There is nothing in the regulations that dictates in what currency the employee must be paid."

It may have been legal, but the action triggered a wave of bad press about the body shop.


To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT