Unfortunately, some employers treat their employees unfairly by not paying them the wages to which they are entitled. Sometimes employers do this by mistake. Other times employers are trying to circumvent the wage and hour laws by intentionally failing to pay their employees what they are owed. The most common violations is when your employer requires you to work off the clock. Or when your employer doesn’t correctly pay you overtime. Sometimes your employer doesn’t give you rest or meal breaks, or requires you to work during such break. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, failing to pay you wages earned such as overtime, bonuses, vacation pay, and other wages, can be a violation of California “wage and hour” law.
My employer has not paid me all of what is owed.
Depending on the nature of your departure from your employer, the law varies on when your final paycheck is due. If you are fired or discharged from your employment, typically all wages including vacation pay, must be paid on your last day of employment. If you resign and give notice of at least 72 hours, your employer must all pay all of your wages on your last day. If you do not give at least 72-hour notice, your final paycheck must be provided with 72-hour hours after your last day of work. If your employer violates this law, you can receive penalties. While the foregoing rules apply to most employees, there are exceptions depending on the nature of your employment or the industry. Webb Law Group has helped numerous employees receive the wages they are entitled to. Please contact our office to help you recover these wages, in addition to penalties that you may be entitled for your employer’s failure to pay you your final paycheck.