How to make former employer pay the days he owes from the time of my termination to the time my final check was ready?

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How to make former employer pay the days he owes from the time of my termination to the time my final check was ready?

My last employer fired me
but didn’t have my final
check until 4 days later.

Asked on July 5, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your state's department of labor, called the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or DLSE, can enforce the "waiting time" penalty against your employer--that is, require them to pay you for the extra days you had to wait for your final paycheck. Contact the DLSE to file a complaint.


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