Posted by Jacob I. Kiani | Sep 01, 2013 | 0 Comments
Labor Code Section 226 requires that employers include certain specific information in an itemized wage statement provided to employees with every paycheck.
Section 226(a) requires that each wage statement of non-exempt employees show:
Any departure from these rules arguably could violate Section 226(a). The primary remedy for violations of Labor Code Section 226(a) is a penalty set forth in Section 226(e). Section 226(e) provides that when an employer “knowingly and intentionally"violates Section 226(a) any employee “suffering injury" may sue and collect actual damages or a penalty of $50 or $100 (for repeat offenders), whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $4,000 per employee.
Before 2003, the statute required only that employers furnish a wage statement. There was no requirement that the information in the wage statement be accurate. With the amendments in 2003, however, the statute required that all information be accurate.