According to the rules for overtime pay in California, how long do I have to file an overtime pay claim?
If you are a nonexempt employee who worked overtime, your employer is required by California law to pay your overtime wages in a timely manner. If your employer fails to do so, you may be entitled to recover your unpaid wages and any penalties meant to punish your employer for wage violations. If your employer does not pay you your wages, you may file a wage claim with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), or you can file a lawsuit against your employer.
In California, you have three years from the date the wages were earned to file a claim with the DLSE. However, some penalties are subject to a one-year deadline. If you believe your employer is withholding overtime wages, file a wage claim or contact an experienced employment attorney without delay.
Other Employment Law FAQs:
- According to the rules for overtime pay in California, how long do I have to file an overtime pay claim?
- Am I entitled to overtime pay?
- Are there any restrictions on what an employer can ask me during a job interview?
- Can I get fired for reporting sexual harassment to my employer?
- Can my employer legitimately deduct anything from my paycheck?
- Can temps file discrimination lawsuits?
- Does an employer have to give me rest breaks?
- How and when do you file an unlawful retaliation lawsuit?
- How do I recognize on-the-job discrimination?
- How is illegal retaliation defined?
- How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work?
- I am scared to report sexual harassment because I fear that I will be retaliated against by my employer. What should I do?
- Is my employer responsible if I am sexually harassed at a company-sponsored event outside of working hours?
- My employer yelled and cursed at me. Can I sue him or her for harassment?
- What are my rights regarding breaks and meal periods?
- What are the federal and state laws and regulations which provide legal protections for employees?
- What are the time limits for filing a sexual harassment claim?
- What can I do if I see my co-worker being sexually harassed? Can I file a suit against it?
- What is an “at will” work state?
- What is overtime in California? Does an employer have to pay me overtime and how much should they pay me?
- What proof of discrimination at work do I need to include in a discrimination complaint?
- What qualifies as discrimination?
- What qualifies as sexual harassment at work?
- What should I do if I was sexually harassed?