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How can you make sure you’re paying employees properly?

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2022 | Employment Law

Employers need to be aware of what is required when it comes to compensating employees.

As an employer, you do not want to be on the violation of any California labor laws, as this can lead to stiff penalties. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

They need to be paid twice a month

The minimum number of payments that you make every month is two. Generally speaking, you’re supposed to set up a pay schedule so that employees will get a check twice over the course of the month. You can pay more often, if you’d like.

Workers also shouldn’t have to wait too long to be paid for the work that they have provided. For example, money that was earned between the first and the 15th in any month is supposed to be paid by the 26th of that same month.

Employees must receive their tips

If your employees earn tips, it is important to make sure that they are actually receiving the money that was left for them. Employers and managers are not allowed to receive any part of the tips left for employees. If the company does decide to use a tip pool, the managers and employers are not permitted to participate or receive any money from the tip pool.

If you find yourself facing complicated questions in any of these areas – or accusations from employees – then it’s important to know what legal options you have.