Post dating checks in massachusetts
Some states, including California and Georgia, place responsibility on check writers to ensure their checks are not cashed or deposited too quickly.
Other states, like West Virginia, place responsibility on the person the check is written to.
This goal addressed the concern that having 50 different sets of state laws governing such transactions would cause confusion, conflict, and delay in interstate commerce.
Although the UCC is not itself a law, it has been enacted in all 50 states (with limited modifications in certain states).
It's not illegal to postdate a check, unless you're attempting to commit fraud.
You postdate a check by writing a future date on it.
People typically do this when they want to give a check to someone but aren't certain they'll have enough money in their account until a certain date to cover it.
Under the UCC, a check is an order by the “payor” (you, the small business owner) to pay a fixed amount of money to the bearer (or payee -- the tech support contractor).
A negotiable instrument can be made payable “on demand” or “at a definite time.” (UCC § 3-104.) A post-dated check is an order to pay the bearer at a definite time in the future.
With an oral notice, your request is good for only 14 days.