No. It is not automatically a termination without cause. You need to file a complaint with the labor board and let your employer know you have done so. While it is illegal, many employers will terminate you for this. This would be termination without cause since it violates CA law. You could also report them to the IRS and CA Franchise Tax Board since they are not paying your taxes timely if they are not paying your wages on time.
The labor board also has the authority to collect your wages and assess penalties against the employer for not paying you on your scheduled pay dates.
If they do not terminate your employment for reporting them, find other reasons to report them; ie, OSHA violations for example. They will realize that they either must pay you on time or they will continue to have state/federal agencies breathing down their necks.
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