Q: My employer stopped payment on my final check now I owe money that is rightfully mine. What should I do?
(I recived my final check from my ex employer. I took the check the same day to a check cashing place and cashed it. Today the check cashing place called me and told me that my ex employer had placed a stop payment on the check and I owed them the money back plus fees. We are paid for current week of work, checks are left behind. He knew I was quitting that same day as we talked over it and why I was choosing to leave.)
I spoke with employer on the 2/19/2020 letting them know that I was leaving and why. They said ok. On 2/21/2020 I was given my final check. I cashed it at a location not a bank the same day.
Today 2/26/2020 I received a phone call from this location telling me that the employer had placed a stop payment on the check and I now owed them that money back.
A: Your post is unclear because you don't explain why the employer is claiming you owe the employer rather than vice versa. Therefore, it is hard to assess whether you owe your former employer or vice versa. For example, if the the check was to cover more than days you had worked, then I could understand that you might not be entitled to the extra funds. On the other hands, there can be criminal consequences to someone who passes a bad check.
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