Q: Large grocery store corporation has trouble paying us(employees), are we entitled to compensation?
I work for a large grocery store corporation, and they recently switched systems that they use to pay their employees, and I've been working for 3 pay periods and haven't received my 2 direct deposit OR a physical checks. They(the store) say they don't know when they can get my checks to me, as this has never happened to them(supposedly). Am I able to ask for ANY form of compensation/interest for each of my delayed checks?
California Labor Code section 210 requires employers to pay a penalty of $100 for an initial violation of a late paycheck. For later offenses, the penalty is $200 plus 25% of the amount your employer unlawfully withheld. This higher penalty may also apply to a first violation if it was deliberate.
Good luck to you.
Nancy J. Wallace agrees with this answer
A: The way you collect on all of those penalties and fines is to go to www.dir.ca.gov and find the WORKERS header and go to this: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm and file with the State for a Wage Claim. And when they offer you less than the full interest and penalty to 'settle' just keep saying, "No, Thanks...I'll accept the full penalty and interest to the date of the payment".
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