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My ex employer has my final check in the possession of the

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my ex employer has my final check in the possession of the local manager. He wants me to come to his office to retrieve it. I asked him if he would please mail it to me as I am busy at my new job and cannot get to the office during business hours. His response was "what about the 5 FRC shirts and 3 FRC slacks?" I dropped off 5 brand new full uniforms with tags attached that were not FRC. Am I required to return anything to receive my final check by mail?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: full time at will, I was with them for 15 years
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney with extensive labor law experience. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please give me a moment to formulate a response. Also, please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
All these messages were sent by text. What should my text reply to him be?

Your former employer is required to pay you your entire check within a certain period of time. The period of time varies based no whether you were terminated or resigned. For every day after that date, the employer is liable to you for an amount equal to your regular daily wage while you were employed, up to a maximum of 30 days. For example, if your regular daily wages was $100 and 7 days have passed since the date that your wages were due, your employer owes you an additional statutorily mandated $700. Please click here to learn more about California's waiting time penalties rules.

In addition, your employer may not deduct any amounts from this paycheck for any equipment that they purport you still owe them. You should return any and all equipment and uniforms in your possession, to ensure that they do not file a claim against you for the equipment.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
If he withholds my check, or deducts funds for the equipment, should I contact a labor lawyer?

You may be able to handle this matter without an attorney and save yourself some money. Please click here and review the information regarding bring a wage claim against an employer. After you have reviewed it and looked at the process, you can decide if you are comfortable handling the matter yourself.

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