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Does vacation accrual have to be listed on paycheck stubs, especially in California.

Under California Labor Code 226, subdivision (a), every employer must provide the following information on every itemized wage pay stub. Employees whose rights are violated are entitled to $50 for the initial erroneous pay period and $100 for each subsequent erroneous pay period, up to a total of $4,000 It does not matter if an employer mistakenly forgot to include the information.

The employee’s name
last four digits of their social security number.
Dates for which the employee is being paid.
Gross wages earned.
The hourly rate that the employee is being paid at.
The total hours worked.
All deductions made.
Any reimbursement made for employee expenses.
The net wages earned after all deductions.
The employer’s name and address.

The vacation accrual does not need to show on the pay stub but it must be paid out if you terminate unless there is a signed agreement or Union contract that you will not be paid vacation upon termination.

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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


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