What Should Be in a Pay Stub?

Each time you are paid, your employer must give you a paystub that clearly explains your gross wages, your rates of pay, your hours worked (unless you are exempt and paid by salary), all deductions, your net wages earned, the period for which you are being paid, and the name and address of your employer.

Many California employers don’t include this basic information in their paystubs. If your employer gives you a deficient paystub, you may be entitled to up to $4,000 in penalties.


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