California Adopts Limited Cure for Check Stub Violations

On October 2, 2015, Governor Brown signed as emergency legislation an amendment to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The amendment allows employers to cure certain technical check stub violations that form the basis of a PAGA claim.

California Compliant PaystubThe cure provisions are limited to violations concerning i) the name and address of the employer; and ii) the inclusive dates of employment. To cure the violations, employers must provide aggrieved employees with corrected paycheck stubs for a period of three years prior to the date an aggrieved employee provides notice to the Labor Workforce Development Agency. These cure rights are limited to once in a 12 month period. The amendments take effect immediately.

A copy of the bill can be found at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1501-1550/ab_1506_bill_20150911_enrolled.pdf

— October 8, 2015 by Will Klatte

Posted in General, Wage and Hour.