WAGE STATEMENT VIOLATIONS EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW

Wage Statement Violations Employees Should Know

California law requires employers to provide certain information to employees with their paychecks, including your hourly rate, hours worked, total pay, deductions, and so on. Typically, this information is set out on the employee’s pay stub.

Section 226(a) sets out the required types of information that must be provided either semi-monthly or at the time of each payment of wages. Generally, they are:
– Gross wages earned;
– Total hours worked;
– All deductions;
– Net wages earned;
– The inclusive dates of the period for which the employee is paid;
– The name of the employee and the last four digits of his or her Social Security number (or employee identification number);
– The name and address of the legal entity that is the employer; and
– All applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding number of hours worked at each hourly rate by the employee.

If your employer failed to provide this information to you, or provided inaccurate information (for example, if you weren’t paid for all hours worked), you will be eligible for penalties. Your employer must pay $50 for the first violation, and $100 for each subsequent violation, up to a maximum penalty of $4,000.

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