Failing to Pay the Wages You Earned is Illegal
Employers are required to pay the wages you earned in a timely manner. If you leave a company involuntarily due to a lay-off or wrongful termination, your employer must pay you immediately, including all money owed for unused vacation days and time-off benefits, as well as earned sales commissions and bonuses. If you resign voluntarily, you are entitled to receive all money due within 72 hours under the California Labor Code.
If you are a victim of unpaid wages in California, your employer is breaking the law. You may be the victim of a policy to withhold pay as long as possible. Many businesses hope that you will simply go away and not worry about the amount you are still owed rather than assert your rights pursuant to unpaid wages law.
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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an employment law firm representing workers in wage and hour lawsuits throughout California. Please contact us to discuss the specific circumstances of your unpaid wages case. You are protected against retaliation for filing a claim, and you may be entitled to a substantial service award for initiating a class action case.
We represent clients with unpaid wage claims involving:
- Unpaid overtime
- Delayed payment of a final paycheck—waiting time violations
- Unpaid vacation pay
- Illegal wage deductions
- Unreimbursed business expenses