Penalties may be assessed for violating the Labor Code’s wage and hour provisions. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner) is charged with enforcing these laws and adjudicates wage claims.

It is illegal for an employer and an employee to agree to a wage lower than the minimum wage.1 For more information on minimum wage, please see Minimum Wage.

Read about legislation effective in 2021 and two recent court cases.
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