What Are the Time Limits for Filing a Wage Claim in California?
For most wage violations—including minimum wage, overtime, and meal and rest break violations—you must file your claim within three years of the violation.
If your employer’s wage violations were ongoing, the DLSE will look back three years from the date you filed your claim.
If your wage claim is based on your employer’s oral promises to pay you more than minimum wage, you have only two years to file your claim. If your claim is based on a written contract with your employer, you have four years to file your claim.
In any event, it’s best to file your wage claim as soon as possible. That way, you’ll be more likely to have access to the documents and witnesses that can support your claim.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com