Many employees across California often work off-the-clock without compensation. California law requires employers to pay all hourly employees at least the California minimum wage for every minute of work that they perform. This includes every minute of work that the employer knew about or should have known was performed by the employee.
Examples of Failure to Pay Minimum Wage
Companies across California often fail to pay at least the California minimum wage to their employees in several different ways. Some examples are as follows:
- Requiring employees to work “off the clock” and without pay, for example, by requiring employees to clock-out for any reason but to continue working, or requiring employees to go through a security-check before clocking in, or by requiring employees to answer phone calls or emails after clocking-out;
- Requiring employees to remain “on duty” during meal breaks or rest breaks or restricting what an employee can do during a meal break or a rest break;
- Rounding or “shaving off” an employee’s time-punches. Employers often secretly delete time from an employee’s time records. If your pay stubs show that your total number of hours worked in a pay period regularly end in __.00, __.25, __.50, or __.75, then you may not be receiving wages for all hours that you have worked.
- Deducting money from an employee’s paycheck illegally;
- Falsifying an employee’s time-punches or timesheets.
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We will aggressively pursue all wages and penalties that you are owed from employers who do not follow the law. If your employer is forcing you to work without being paid at least the minimum wage, Call Sani Law or contact Sani Law today.