EMPLOYERS: WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NON-NEGOTIATED CHECKS YOU HAVEN'T PAID TO YOUR FIRED EMPLOYEES?
If you’re an employer and you have non-negotiated checks on your books which are made payable to employees whose employment has been terminated — for example, because you are unable to locate the employee — and you have made all reasonable efforts to pay the wages, you have to send the non-negotiated checks with an explanation of your efforts to contact the employee to the nearest office of the Labor Commissioner.
The California Labor Commissioner will make further efforts to locate the employee to make payment of the wages and, if unsuccessful, the checks will be deposited into the State of California Unclaimed Wages Fund.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/