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    I worked for a private small business in California and left it 2 months ago. My employer says he mailed my last paycheck to me but I have not received anything.

    Since I also moved in the meantime, I am wondering if it got lost and whether someone else cashed my paycheck? Is that possible? What can I do?

    I have put in an investigation for the envelope through USPS. Should I go ahead with a claim with the Labor Dept.?

    My paycheck was issued through a paycheck company separate from my employer and they won't tell me if it was cashed unless I go through my employer.

    I am very concerned, anyone's help would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edited by Aishe; 06-02-2005, 08:35 AM.

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    Contact the employer immediately and ask them to put a stop payment on your check and issue you a new one. They won't issue a new check until the bank confirms the first check was never cashed. If it was cashed, then you'll know that your check was stolen and your signature was forged. You'll want to work directly with the bank and the police on that. But it's also possible your check was merely lost in the mail and never cashed. It happens.

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      Lost paycheck in California

      In California, your former employer has the obligation to ensure that you are paid, even if it means that they get you the money while you sign something that says that you will pay the money back should you get paid twice. If your employer is not assisting you, you can go to the California DLSE for assistance. Their website is at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_Paydays.htm
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