Payment Of Wages

Withholding earned wages is illegal.

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Understanding Wage Laws

In California, wages, with some exceptions, must be paid at least twice during each calendar month on the days designated in advance as regular paydays. Information that must be included with the payment of wages, which is typically printed on the paystub, is as follows:

  • The employee’s name and last four digits of their social security number
  • Dates for which the employee is being paid
  • Gross wages earned
  • The hourly rate that the employee is being paid at
  • The total hours worked
  • All deductions made
  • Any reimbursement made for employee expenses
  • The net wages earned after all deductions
  • The employer’s name and address

An employee who receives an incorrect or miscalculated paystub may recover actual damages caused by the inaccurate paystub, any money owed to them for unpaid overtime, unpaid hours for rest and meal period violations, and civil penalties.

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Have Your Rights Been Violated?

If you think your employment rights have been violated, you should immediately contact an attorney to examine your case. Many employment law claims have a short statute of limitations, which means that you are not entitled to a recovery if you wait too long.

The longer you wait the more likely it is you will not be compensated or the amount you are truly owed will be reduced. The only way to know for sure is to contact us.

Initial consultations and evaluations for employment related violations are confidential and free, so there is no cost to you to find out if you have a valid concern and are entitled to compensation.

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