Unpaid and Delayed Wages
How frequently must I be paid each month?
All wages for most non-exempt employees in California must be paid twice during each calendar month, on days designated in advance by the employer as the regular paydays. Labor performed between the 1st and 15th days, inclusive, of any calendar month must be paid for between the 16th and the 26th day of the month during which the labor was performed, and labor performed between the 16th and the last day, inclusive, of any calendar month, must be paid for between the 1st and 10th day of the following month.
Exempt employees may be paid once a month on or before the 26th day of the month during which the labor was performed if the entire month's salaries, including the unearned portion between the date of payment and the last day of the month, are paid at that time.
What does the law say about paying final wages upon termination?
Final wages generally are due immediately on the day an employee is discharged by the employer, but are not due for 72 hours if an employee quits without notice.
What payroll records must my employer provide?
A California employer must furnish a statement each pay period showing the following information to each employee: (1) gross wages earned; (2) total hours worked if compensation is based on an hourly rate (except if the employee is exempt and paid a salary); (3) all deductions; (5) all applicable hourly rates of pay and the corresponding number of hours worked; (6) net wages earned; (7) dates of the period for which the employee is paid; and (8) The name and address of the legal entity which is the employer.
How can an attorney help you?
California has the most comprehensive system of wage laws in the country. Determining whether you are entitled to unpaid wages and penalties can be a complicated process. We are well-versed in California wage law and can analyze your individual case to determine whether your employer has violated the law. We can help you calculate the amount of unpaid wages and penalties and can navigate the complex process of filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner or in state court. We will fight to obtain the maximum amount of wages and penalties possible.
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We can review the facts of your case and give you an honest evaluation of any unpaid wage issue you are facing.
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