Letter requesting payment of final wages

[Your name]
[Your street address] [Your city, state, zip]

[Your former company]
[Your former company’s street address] [Your former company’s city, state, zip]

Re:   Payment of Final Wages

Dear [Mr./Ms.] [Your former employer]:

On [date], I [was terminated/resigned] from my job at [employer]. To date, however, I have not been paid $ [amount] in wages due to me at the time of my termination per California Labor Code Section 201-202. By this letter, I hereby request that you immediately send me these unpaid wages at [address] or make them immediately available for me to pick up at [employer]. If all wages owed are not immediately paid in full, I will have no choice but to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner’s office for the wages plus a waiting time penalty per California Labor Code Section 203.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


[Your Signature] [Your name]