California Court Restricts Claims for Inaccurate Wage Statements

It has become almost a staple for employees bringing wage and hour claims against their employers to tack onto those claims an inaccurate wage statement claim under California Labor Code § 226. Here's an example: A plaintiff brings a claim alleging that she was not paid overtime; she brings a second claim alleging she was provided inaccurate wage statements because the wage statements she was issued do not reflect the overtime wages she should have been paid. The benefit of this tactic is the potential of recovering $4,000 per employee as well as an award of costs and reasonable attorney's fees. In Maldonado v. Epsilon Plastics, Inc., 22 Cal.App.5th 1308 (2018), the California Court of Appea

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