California wage and hour violations are becoming more common
Employers are legally obligated to pay wages in a consistent manner according to California wage-hour laws. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer who violates minimum wage or unpaid overtime compensation laws may be held liable.
Employers are also obligated to:
- Provide workers with accurate written pay stubs for each pay period
- Pay employees at least the minimum wage for each hour worked
- Correctly calculate and pay employees overtime
- Avoid illegal or unauthorized wage deductions from employees
- Reimburse employees for all expenses incurred by performing job duties (mileage and other out-of-pocket expenses)
- Avoid the wrongful classification of salaried employees as “exempt” from overtime pay
- Immediately pay all final wages, including accrued and unused vacation pay, to terminated employees
- Pay all final wages, including accrued and unused vacation pay, to employees who resigned after giving appropriate notice
You work hard! If you feel that you are the victim of wage and hour violations, contact Swe Legal today for a free evaluation of your case.