Overtime and Earnings Statements

This week’s posting is on Overtime and Earnings Statements!
Pay-Stubs! That’s what they used to call them. Now they’re called Earnings Statements. You should get one each pay period.
In California, If you’re an hourly employee, they should definitely show how many hours you worked, so you can compute whether you were paid correctly. They should show you the work you did for that previous pay period, so you can add it up, not, like one of our cases, where the dates weren’t for the period of pay.
If you work more than 8 hours in a day – again in California – you should get paid time-and-a-half. If you work more than 12 hours, you may be entitled to double-time!
More missed wages may arise when you either get, or are told you had time to take a meal or rest break. In California, if you’re prevented from taking a Meal Break (minimum 30 minutes) or Rest Break (minimum, 10 minutes), you may be entitled to one hour’s pay a day for such missed breaks. You should get meal premium pay, which should be shown on your earnings statement.
Take a look at your Earnings Statement. Is it showing you enough information so you can easily tell if you were paid correctly? If not, has this been going on for months or even years? Maybe you should call someone to see about that.
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