Payment disputes often arise when an employer fails to pay wages, overtime pay, bonuses, and vacation pay in a timely fashion. These types of disputes can also involve employees who are separated from their job and who fail to receive their final paycheck.

In California, most employers must pay employees their regular wages at least twice during each calendar month on the days designated as regular paydays. The employer must also establish a regular payday and must provide a notice that shows the day, time, and location of payment.

Overtime wages must be paid no later than the payday for the next regular payroll period following the payroll period in which the overtime wages were earned.

In addition to the requirements governing payroll periods and payment of wages, California law places a number of requirements on employers regarding when vacation pay, overtime pay, and wages upon discharge are to be paid. These requirements vary based on the type of employer and particular circumstances surrounding the job.

Protect Your Rights as an Employee in California

If you have a payment dispute with your employer, you may be entitled to damages, penalties, and compensation for attorney's fees. If you believe that you have a payment dispute with an employer, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation.