PENALTIES FOR MINIMUM WAGE VIOLATIONS TO INCLUDE WAITING TIME PENALTIES

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Labor Code section 1197.1 previously named various penalties against employers who fail to pay the legally required minimum wage. Specifically, it allowed employees to receive a civil penalty, restitution of wages, and liquidated damages.

A new law amends Labor Code section 1197.1 to allow waiting time penalties if an employer fails to timely pay wages of a resigned or discharged employee.

In other words, if your paycheck is late or does not include all of the wages or vacation you are owed, you may be entitled to waiting time penalties. For every day your employer is late, you are entitled to a full day of wages at your regular rate, up to a maximum of 30 days. For example, if you typically earn $70 per day, and your employer is ten days late with your check, you can collect $700 in waiting time penalties.

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