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Unfortunately, no, the California labor code has been held not to apply to employees who work on Indian reservations as Indian reservations are sovereign lands. However, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act HAS been held to apply. The FLSA is less favorable to employees as it does not provide for certain penalties for the non-payment of wages that are available under the CA labor code. However, since the FLSA applies you can file a wage claim with the Department of Labor--that's the FEDERAL Department of Labor, not California's Department of Labor Standards Enforcement where you would file a wage claim based on a violation of CA law. The federal DOL will investigate and issue an award for your unpaid wages. You can initiate the process here.
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