What to do if my previous company only paid us once a month?

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What to do if my previous company only paid us once a month?

I read somewhere that my state requires an employer to pay at least twice a month. Also, they required we work 9 hour days and said that was calculated within our salary. Lastly I was in sales, they changed commission structures a lot but the last straw was when they cut my salary 33% and to raise commission structure to reflect it. Unfortunately the commission didn’t equate to as much as I was making before the salary cut. These pay cuts have made me late in bills and have influenced me to change to a new opportunity but I still am recovering from them until this day.

Asked on January 2, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

Aryeh Leichter / Leichter Law Firm, APC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under California Labor Code section 204, non-exempt employees must be paid twice a month.  If you're a non-exempt employee and have not signed an explicit agreement, you're probably not being paid appropriately.  Please give me a call (213-381-6557) or send me an email (ari@leichterlawfirm.com) if you would like to discuss the matter further.

All the best,

Ari


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