Help Wanted: How to hunt down unpaid salary

Persistence works when hunting down unpaid salary, even

Persistence works when hunting down unpaid salary, even if the checks are 6 years old. (Credit: iStock)

Carrie Mason-Draffen

Newsday columnist Carrie Mason Draffen Carrie Mason-Draffen

Mason-Draffen, a business reporter, writes a column about workplace issues.

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DEAR CARRIE: About a year ago I discovered three payroll checks totaling $1,200 that I had left in a book for about five years. I worked part-time then. I now work full-time for the same company that issued the checks. When I took the checks to the company administrator right after I discovered them, she said she would look into whether I could still cash them. She kept the checks and gave me copies....

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