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New California state law allows employers to fix wage statement errors

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by Michael Thomas and Douglas Farmer, Ogletree Deakins, San Francisco

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law an amendment to the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) to allow employers the right to “cure” certain wage statement defects. That’s good news. Here are the details:

33 days to fix problems

Employers now have 33 days after notice to fix the problem in order to avoid litigation. The amendment is effective immediately.

AB 1506 provides an employer with the right to cure potential violations of Labor Code section 226(a) before an employee may bring a civil action under the PAGA for failing to provide its employees with the following information on wage statements:

  • The inclusive dates of the pay period, and
  • The name and address of the legal entity that is the employer.

Violations can only be cured upon a showing that the employer has provided a fully compliant, itemized wage statement to each aggrieved emplo...(register to read more)

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