I was just rehired by a company I had previously worked for. I was not required to fill out another W-4, and did not even give a thought to direct deposit, as no one mentioned it being required. In the span of about six months that I was not employed at the company, I forgot much of the process for entering time information and viewing my paycheck online. Long story short, by the time the first pay period ended, I was able to enter my time on my time card online, but did not set up direct deposit; my previous direct deposit info had been removed. I am working in Massachusetts, which does not require employers to offer a physical check.
Just today I set up my direct deposit, but it is too late for the previous pay period. Will I be paid for the previous pay period, along with the current pay period, when the current pay period ends? Or is it a standard practice to still send a check? I'm assuming just not paying me isn't a legal option.