- Your Rights to Wages - (Wages)
Hours and Time Off
- Work Hours and Time Off - (Hours and Time Off)
- Job Classification - (Classification)
- Wage and Hour Enforcement - (Enforcement)
- Wage and Hour Lawyers - (Lawyers)
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Understanding the Minimum Wage and Overtime Law in California

What You Need to Know About California Minimum Wage and Overtime Law?

Learn about California wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, tips, paycheck laws, and more.
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What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
Am I Entitled to Minimum Wage in California?

Updated: 2020-06-22 by

You can recover unpaid wages, overtime, and tips in California if you know your rights and how to enforce them. Does your employer owe you unpaid wages or overtime? Or, maybe you need information on the breaks you’re entitled to, overtime rules, or your right to tips. If so, you'll find the information you need on this site to learn what you can do in California to get the money you have earned.

Here, we answer many common questions about wage and hour law in California, including:

A few things to keep in mind as you explore this site:

1. Wage and hour laws differ from state to state.

Most states have enacted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures for employees to follow if they have been treated unfairly. These regulations and procedures vary from state to state. Start by finding out about your rights to pay in California.

2. Some states simply adopt the federal minimum wage and overtime standards.

The U.S. Department of Labor  covers minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour matters. In states that have not adopted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures, your rights are set out by the U.S. Department of Labor. Check California Department of Industrial Relations to find out more.

3. You are entitled to certain payments when your employment ends.

Your final paycheck must include certain amounts, regardless of whether you resigned, were laid off, or were fired. Find out whether your former employer met California’s final paycheck requirements.


What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
Am I Entitled to Minimum Wage in California?

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