If you are not paid on time
If your employer doesn't pay you all your wages or doesn't pay you on time, call us at 888-762-0297 to discuss your case.
We help clients in Los Angeles, surrounding counties, and throughout Northern and Southern California to recover unpaid wages.
We do not charge for consultations.
Common wage violations
In California, unpaid wages may include:
- Minimum wage
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid commissions
- Unpaid bonuses
- Off-the-clock work
- Denied rest breaks and lunch breaks
- Untaken vacation time or paid-time-off
- Unreimbursed expenses
- Travel time for work-related assignments
- Unpaid double-time
- Paying a fee to cash your paycheck or use your pay card
- When your paycheck bounces
- When your paycheck is late
If your employer has failed to pay you all your wages, you should speak to an unpaid wage lawyer right away.
Unpaid wages laws in California
Workers in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California have the right to take legal action when an employer does not pay them wages or the benefits they are owed. Call us to discuss how to start the process of collecting unpaid wages or benefits. California's employment laws protect all workers regardless of their immigration status.
Unpaid wages penalties
In California, there is a penalty for not paying workers on time.
Labor Code section 210 creates a penalty for employers who do not pay their workers on time of $100 for an initial violation and $200 for each subsequent violation. Plus, there is an additional penalty of 25% of the amount unlawfully withheld for subsequent or willful, or intentional violations.
Unpaid wages claims: What proof do I need?
Keep text messages and emails or anything written showing you notified your employer about your unpaid or late wages. You can also keep a separate record of days and hours worked, as this may become helpful if your employer still fails to pay you.
Interest on unpaid wages
Interest on unpaid wages is available but varies depending upon whether it’s calculated before or after a verdict is given. For further information call our office at 888-762-0297.