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Letter to Leaders & Swenson Insights

What To Include on a Pay Stub

  1. Gross wages earned;

  2. Total hours worked by the employee (unless properly exempt from overtime);

  3. The number of piece-rate units earned and any applicable piece rate if the employee is paid on a piece-rate basis;

  4. All deductions (all deductions made on written agreement of the employee may be aggregated and shown as one item);

  5. Net wages earned;

  6. The inclusive dates of the period for which the employee is paid;

  7. The name of the employee and the last four digits of the social security number or employee identification number – not the entire social security number;

  8. The name and address of the legal entity that is the employer; and

  9. All applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding number of hours worked at each hourly rate.

According to our friends at Fisher & Phillips:

California Labor Code 226 is not a recent statute, but employees have begun regularly including claims under this statute in many actions filed against employers…This is true low-hanging fruit on the litigation tree.
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