Potential Pay Stub Violations for Hourly Employees


Under California law, employers are required to provide hourly  employees with an itemized pay-stub (wage statement), including information outlined in Labor Code Section 226. Hourly employees should check their wage statements for violations.

Labor Code Section 226 requires the following information that must be included on wage statements either semi-monthly or at the time of each payment of wages: 

  • Gross wages earned;
  • Total hours worked;
  • All deductions ;
  • Net wages earned;
  • The inclusive dates of the period for which the employee is paid;
  • The name of the employee and only the last 4 digits of his/her Social Security number or and employee ID number
  • The name and address of the legal entity that is the employer;
  • All applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and corresponding number of hours worked at each hourly rate by the employee; and 
  • (For temporary service assignments) The rate of pay and total hours worked for each temporary services assignment. 

Failure for employees to comply with the wage statement requirements can result in significant damages and civil penalties. 


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