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If this late payment is part of a larger pattern or practice, it might be possible to sue your employer for penalties under a law known as the Private Attorney General's Act. You would need an attorney to bring such a claim as, procedurally, it is quite a complicated undertaking. However, if this is an isolated or uncommon occurrence, the Labor Code does not entitle you to recover any penalties, just interest on the amount owed, and that amount will be so small as to be inconsequential and not worth the effort to pursue, I'm sorry to say.
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