Failure to Timely Pay Final Wages
EMPLOYERS HAVE A DUTY TO PAY ALL THE WAGES THEIR EMPLOYEES HAVE EARNED AFTER THEIR DEPARTURE FROM THE WORKPLACE, REGARDLESS OF WHEN THEY DEPART. THESE NOTES WILL BETTER ILLUSTRATE YOUR RIGHTS ON COLLECTING YOUR WAGES FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.
Tips on Collecting Final Wages
Pursuant to California Labor Code 201 and 202
If your employer fires you, the employer must pay all wages owed to you on the day of your termination.
If you give your employer 72 hours notice that you are quitting, then your employer must pay you all wages owed to you at the time of your quitting.
If you quit and do not give your employer 72 hours notice of your intention to quit, then your employer must pay you all wages owed to you no later than 72 hours after you have quit.
If your final paycheck is late or it doesn’t include all wages and vacation pay (and maybe overtime) you’re owed, you can collect waiting time penalties. For every day your employer makes you wait, you are entitled a full day of wages at your regular rate, up to a maximum of 30 days. For instance, if you earn $90 per day, and your employer is 10 days late with your check, you can collect $900 in waiting time penalties. (Pursuant to California Labor Code 203)
Tips on Collecting Wages During Employment
Pursuant of California Labor Code 204
California law requires that all wages earned between the 1st and 15th days of any calendar month are due and payable between the 16th and 26th of the month during which the labor was performed. Also, California law requires that all wages earned between the 16th and the last day of any calendar month are due and payable between the 1st and the 10th of the following month.
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If you feel you haven’t been paid timely wages, contact Lawyers for Justice, PC, and we’ll determine if your employer violated any federal or state laws. To get started, call (818) 647-9323 and receive a free consultation, today!