California Lawsuits Over Pay Stub Requirements

September 23, 2015 Last Updated on 10/06/2015

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
California workers who weren't given accurate pay stubs.
What's Going On?
The law in California says that your pay stub must include nine pieces of information. If your employer forgets to include one or more of these items, you may be owed up to $4000 in damages.
What Information Is Required to Be On My Paycheck?
1) Your gross wages (2) total number of hours worked (3) number of piece-rate units earned, if applicable (4) any deductions from your pay (5) your net wages (6) the dates of the pay period (7) your name and the last four digits of your Social Security number (8) the name and address of your employer (9) your hourly rate(s) for the pay period, if applicable, and the number of hours worked at each rate.
Who's At Risk?
Pay stub violations are particularly prevalent among employees who perform different types of jobs for which they are paid different hourly rates, like in a production facility. This does not mean, however, that other industries are immune from pay stub violations.
What You Can Do:
If your paycheck is missing any of this information, contact us by filling out the form on this page. One of the attorneys we work with may then reach out to you directly to explain how you may be able to get a class action started. Be sure to hang on to your pay stubs - attorneys may need to see copies in order to review your claim.
Can I Get Fired?
Federal law prohibits employers from firing or otherwise retaliating against workers who exercise their legal rights.