My husband quit his job effective September 1. His company told him that due to policy he would not be paid all of his vacation time, and any commission not due to be paid before his last day would be forfeit. We filed an L & I claim and were denied, so we chalked it up to lesson learned.
Last week we received his W-2 and it seemed higher than it should be, so he requested copies of all of his pay stubs for the year. The last 2 checks were for the vacation and the commission they had said they weren't going to pay him. Instead of "advice" into our bank account, they were actual checks.
My husband told the payroll
department that we never received the checks and to put stops on them and reissue. They came back today and told him the checks were cashed.
I think it is suspect that 2 checks mailed on individual days could have been stolen from our mail and cashed, but I guess anything is possible. I am suspecting that his former boss might have received them at the office and cashed them. Either way, someone else cashed the checks.
The company is requesting copies today to see where the checks were cashed, etc.
Is the company responsible for filing a police report? Are we? What steps do we need to take from here in order to get our money?