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For employees' convenience, California law typically permits direct deposit of wages. Labor Code Section 213(a) provides that direct deposit must be voluntary. Employers cannot require employees to have a bank account into which a direct deposit may be made.
The Labor Code also provides that employers may mail employee checks to them upon the employee's request. Therefore, both options are voluntarily and if the employee demands payment in person, the employer must normally accommodate that request.
If the employer does not provide payment in person, file a wage claim with the state labor board.
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