This includes the employer’s expectations for fulfilling the position, information regarding the employee’s schedule — including the days and times they must report to work — the pay rate for the job, and when paychecks are distributed.
If a California employer establishes payday as every Friday, every other Friday, or on the 1st and 15th of each month, they must pay their employees on the established payday.
California’s payday laws protect your rights if your employer is paying you late or is not paying the total wages you are owed for that pay period.
Our Los Angeles County can help you enforce those laws to get the earnings you have worked hard to obtain. Here is what California workers need to know.
What are California’s Payday Laws?
First, so employees understand their payday rights, California employers must ensure they post notices detailing times, dates, and locations of employee payments.
Next, employees must receive wage payments for the hours worked at least twice each calendar month.
More specifically, under California’s Labor Code Section 204, an employer must:
- Pay employees for hours worked between the 1st and 15th no later than this month’s 26th day.
- Pay employees for hours worked between the 16th and final day of a month no later than the following month’s 10th day.
Payday laws also protect discharged and laid-off employees.
- Discharged workers must receive all owed wages immediately after this termination occurs.
- California employers must pay all earned and unused vacation wages to any employee who is terminated or quits simultaneously when the employee receives their final paycheck.
If your California employer is missing pay dates, is not paying you the total wages you earned, or has not issued your final paycheck — including all wages associated with earned and unused vacation time — they are violating California’s wage and hour laws. We can help you pursue the legal remedy that holds your employer accountable and provides the financial compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Our Skilled Wage and Hour Attorneys in Beverly Hills, California Today
All California employees are entitled to receive their pay from their employers, no matter where they work or in which industry. Contact our experienced wage and hour lawyers in Beverly Hills at (310)-776-3590 at Mehtani Law Offices to schedule a free consultation today to discuss your unique circumstances with a law firm that can help pursue real results for your case.