California Employment Law
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Last week Josheph answered some questions for me regarding the fact that my employer currently owes me several payroll checks and commission checks in arrears. The checks I have received include 8 payroll checks that were 35 days, 35 days, 41 days, 46 days, 58 days, 49 days, 46 days and 47 days late. I addition I have several commission checks that have not been paid (close to $10,000) from sales that I made in 2013....and no commissions have been paid for sales in 2013. California Law requires that employers pay within 30 days, or can incur penalities and interest due to the employee. Can you please tell me what the penalties and interest conditions are and how they are calculated? Thank you. xxxxx xxxxxx
I'm wrestling with whether or not it's best just to stay and try to help keep the company alive, at least until they can catch up vs. whether or not they will ever be able to catch up/stay alive. If I do decide to quit and file a claim (or even if I stay there and file the claim), how long does it normally take to get paid? I have heard that there is an arbitration hearing, or something....and that alone probably would take several weeks. If that's the case, filing a claim would probably only be looked at by the company as something that's going to take a while to settle anyway.