Montclair, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Offer letter states that company will not pay if employee/contractor is terminated from project within first 10 days.

In the employment contract/offer letter I signed it says company will not pay if employee/contractor is terminated from the project due to his performance for a minimum of 10 working days from the start of the assignment. Is this legal? Company is in Michigan however I and the work location are in California.

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Jonathon Howard Kaplan
Jonathon Howard Kaplan
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, employees must be paid for all work performed. An employer's failure to pay the promised wage--or at least minimum wage--for work is considered wage theft and carries stiff penalties. This is not a lawful provision in the employment contract, and if you were not paid for your work, you should contact an employment lawyer.

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