Q: I have not recieved my final check from my previous employer, is there anything I can do?
A: An employer is obligated under the California Labor Code to pay a terminated employee all wages owed at the time and place of termination and an employee who quit all wages owed within seventy two (72) hours of the employee's resignation. An employer's willful refusal to pay these wages entitles the terminated/resigning employee a penalty of one day of wages for every day he or she is not paid, up to a maximum of thirty (30) days. You need to inform your former employer that you have not received your final paycheck if you haven't already done so. That will put them on notice. Please give me a call at (213) 381-6557 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss the matter further.
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