He is not required to give you a termination letter, but it is unlawful not to pay you for the time you worked and the overtime. Because he did not include all wages in your final paycheck, you are entitled to one day's pay for each day you have to wait to be paid - up to 30 days maximum PLUS attorneys' fees if you retain counsel. Call an employment law attorney. Many of us offer a free initial phone consultation and take wage cases without cost to you. 949-481-6909.
If you worked hours and if you worked overtime, he must pay you. You can make a claim with your states wage and hour board. I would of course, suggest you retain a CELA attorney to assist you.
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You have no legal obligation to sign anything after you have been terminated.
Given the amount in controversy, one option that may be your best is to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, also known as the Labor Commissioner's Office. They can assist you in getting the lost income you are entitled to receive at no cost to you.
Good luck to you.
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