San Diego – Inaccurate Wage Statements

Pay-DayCalifornia law requires specific information on each wage statement issued to employees.  Under California Labor Code Section 226(a), the following information must be included:

  • gross wages earned
  • net wages earned
  • hourly rate the employee is being paid at
  • dates of wages earned
  • name of employee and the last four digits of their Social Security Number
  • total hours worked by the employee
  • all deductions
  • name and address of legal entity of employer

If any of this information is missing or inaccurate, the employee is first entitled to recover whatever wages they are owed which was not reflected on the statement, such as unpaid overtime.  More important, the employer can be liable for a civil penalty of $50 for the initial pay period where there was a violation, and then $100 per subsequent violation (these fines are capped at $400).  If an attorney assists you in recovering unpaid wages and civil penalties, the law also allows for a recovery of attorney’s fees and costs.

If your employer has been issuing you inaccurate wage statements, please contact Hariri Law Group at 619-363-2889 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you regarding your case. *Disclaimer: Every case is fact specific. In order to properly assess your case please contact one of our experienced attorneys.