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 have helped clients not just in Los Angeles but all throughout northern and southern California to recover unpaid wages.
We do not charge for consultations.
Unpaid wages laws in California
Workers in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California have the right to take legal action when their employer does not pay them the wages or 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 25% of the amount unlawfully withheld.
Unpaid wages and a breach of contract
Often, professionals and trade workers get hired on a contract to complete specific tasks or work for a specified period. Some employers breach the agreement they signed.
Under California employment law, if your employer does not pay your wages, that's a breach of contract. Furthermore, in California, you are entitled to payment of your wages on time.
If your employer didn't pay you your earned wages or didn't pay you on time, first contact your employer to correct this. If talking to your employer doesn't resolve the problem, consult an unpaid wages lawyer to discuss your options.
Unpaid wages claims: What proof do I need?
Keep text messages and emails or anything written showing you told 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.