Fairfield, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Hello my last employer has been refusing to pay me my last check . I have been trying to collect it for two weeks

It is my understanding that i was entitled to my check 72 hours after termination. Furthermore state law is every day not paid i shall receive one days wage for every day .

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Yitz Erik Weiss
Yitz Erik Weiss
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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A: If you are terminated, your employer is required to pay you all wages due immediately. If you resign, then your employer has up to 72 hours to pay. If your employer fails to pay, then as a penalty to the employer your daily wages continue to accrue from the date the wages were due until they are paid. The daily wage penalty is limited to a maximum of 30 days.

You should consider consulting with an employment lawyer to discuss your rights and options in more detail.

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