Pay Stub Claims Give Calif. Employers New Headaches

Law360, San Diego (August 3, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT) -- California employers have long faced wage-and-hour class actions with tag-along claims alleging the company provided inaccurate wage statements, but a 2013 law that made it easier to show injury from pay stub violations has led workers to assert the claim more aggressively, increasing the threat of costly damages, attorneys say.

Under California Labor Code Section 226, employers' wage statements to workers must include nine items, including gross wages earned, total hours worked, all deductions and the address of the main office of the employer. Employees used to have the burden of showing actual injury from receiving an inaccurate or incomplete wage...

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