Failure to Issue Accurate Wage Statements

California Labor Code section 226 requires that accurate wage statements must accompany employees’ paychecks. Labor Code § 226(e) provides that where an employer fails to provide wage statements, the employee is entitled to recover actual damages or $50 for the first pay period in which a violation occurs and $100 for each subsequent pay period, subject to an aggregate penalty of up to $4000, plus costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.

An employer that does not provide accurate wage statements may be liable for these damages and penalties.

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