Wages Not Paid on Time


Wages Not Paid on Time

California law requires that employers must pay workers at least twice a month. If you quit or get fired or laid off, the employer must pay you on or before a strict deadline. Here's a checklist to determine if you've experienced a violation:

  • You were fired but did not immediately receive all the wages you were owed
  • You quit with 72-hours-notice but were not paid all of your wages at that time
  • You quit without giving 72-hours-notice but were not paid all of your wages within 72 hours of quitting
  • Your employer had you sign a “waiver” or “release” of any right to be paid when wages were due
  • You earned overtime pay but did not receive the overtime pay in the paycheck you received for the pay period immediately following the one you earned your overtime in
  • Your employer failed to clearly post a notice specifying what days are paydays
  • You're a farm laborer and you were not paid at least once a week on a business day designated in advance

In addition to the general rules above regarding the timely payment of your wages, there are certain industries that have special rules that might apply to you. These industries include entertainment/movies, agriculture, and employees working at performance venues. If you believe you've experienced a violation, take action now. There's no charge and everything is kept confidential. Contact us today—the employment law experts at Lawyers for Employee & Consumer Rights.

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