A week later, they ... still haven't sent me my last check. California law is that they have to have it out of their possession in 72 hours.
They ... haven't sent it the next week.
... Or the next.
BUT THAT'S OKAY, BECAUSE MY BEST FRIEND/EX-COWORKER CALLED ME UP AND SAID THEY GAVE IT TO HIM!!!!! this is not illegal AT ALL, guys. at all. and is exactly what the law means by 'out of their possession.'