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The short answer to your question is that no, this is not legal. Not only are you entitled to payment for all hours worked, but you are also entitled to 1 day of payment for every day this pay is late as well as liquidated damages.
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Labor Code Section 203 sets out your rights in this matter. More about this can be found here:
Oh I apologize, you asked the question in the California Employment law section. While it is illegal to not pay you, Colorado may not have the same waiting time penalty as California. Please give me a moment to check.
Unfortunately, Colorado does not have the same waiting time penalty as California. However, you are still entitled to your pay as well as double your pay for any non-payment of minimum wage.
You would file a wage complaint here:
Your employer is prohibited from engaging in any retaliation for your filing of the complaint. If they do engage in any adverse employment action against you, you would have a retaliation claim against them which allow for much more significant damages such as pain and suffering and punitive damages.
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