CAN AN EMPLOYEE AGREE TO WORK FOR LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE?
As of January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour.
However, can the employee agree to work for less than the minimum wage? The answer is, “no.”
The minimum wage is an obligation of the employer and cannot be waived by any agreement, including collective bargaining agreements.
In fact, according to Civil Code Sections 1668 and 3513, any law written for the protection of employees may not be violated by agreement between the employer and employee.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/