Emergency Legislation Amends Labor Code to Give Employers Opportunity to Cure Paystub Violations Before Employee Can Sue

Existing Labor Code sections require an employer to provide employees with specified information on their paystubs, including the dates of the period for which the employee is being paid and the name and address of the employer. Currently an employer is not given a chance to cure any violations with respect to these requirements.

The new bill (AB 1506), which takes effect immediately, provides an employer an opportunity to cure any violation of the requirement to provide the dates of the pay period and name and address of employer before an employee may bring a civil action under the Private Attorney General Act against the employer for violating those specific sections of the Labor Code. The bill limits the employer's right to cure to one incident in a 12-month period.

For more detailed information, please see: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1501-1550/ab_1506_bill_20150911_enrolled.pdf.