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    I work for a college and since beginning my employment in April, myself and my friend who started at the same time keep receiving our pay checks one or two months late. For example, I started in April, the April pay period ended on May 12th and I was to receive my pay for that period on June 12th. After repeated calls I finally received that pay on July 14th. This has been a repeated problem for me and my friend. What can we do? Can we filea complaint? If so, where? Is this legal? Please help!!!

  • #2
    You can file a complaint with the CA DOL.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


    • #3
      Thank you so much for your quick reply.


      • #4
        And, how is it that you are being paid after the fact, monthly? Are you exempt or nonexempt? Under a union contract? California law requires nonexempt employees to be paid no less frequently than semi-monthly within 7 days after the end of the pay period. And exempt employees may be paid monthly, but the check must be dated by the 26th of the current month for the full month's wages.

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        • #5
          You might find the following websites of use.

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          • #6
            Employee status

            Hi, Thanks for your reply. I dont know how to re-register and get back here without using my email address... But I'll figure it out later today when I have more time. Anyway, Im not sure about my employment status. All that I know is that myself and my otehr co-workers (in this department) get paid once monthly. The timecards go in around the 14th and then you get paid the following month around the 12th. It seems weird but that's the way they've been doing it for years. As much as that sucks, the real problem is just that I dont get my paycheck. Each month there has been a "problem". I have to call the administration over and over again. They give me excuses about how there was a problem and someone didn't pull aquisitions from the right department (or whatever, who cares). They say they'll issue an emergency check. Then that wont happena dn I'll have to call and repeatedly and then they tell me, Oops! there was another problem. If I didnt keep calling them they would never even care. The EXACT same problem is occuring with a co-worker who started at the same time as I did.
            Thanks for your input.


            • #7
              As cbg advised at first, you can file a claim for late wages with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. I think they'd also be interested in the stated pay frequency issue.
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