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Thank you for your question.
Actually, the statute does not require that your demand for payment of wages be in writing at all. The demand can be verbal. Therefore, an email demand is sufficient for purposes of this section. Obviously, keep a printout evidencing that you did, in fact, email your employer demanding payment of wages.
Just trying to be totally prepared for presenting my case in court. Your information confirmed my suspicion that an e-mail should be sufficient demand. I assume that the former employer might state that they were never in recept of any e-mail messages.
I appreciate your prompt response.