Auto Deduction

Employers often use time clocks to help keep a record of the time worked by employees. Federal and California laws require the employer to accurately keep track of an employee's time worked.

Employers may use a payroll system which automatically deducts a specific period of time from an employee's daily hours worked. This automatic deduction may result in the employer deducting time from an employee's hours which the employee should be paid for.

For example, a payroll system may be set up to automatically deduct 30 minutes each day to account for a nonexempt employee's meal period. However, when an employee does not receive a full 30-minute meal period, California law requires that the entire 30-minute meal period be paid.

A complex set of laws govern the requirements of what constitutes time which the employer must compensate an employee. Exceptions may limit what time the employer is required to pay the employee. To navigate the complex statutes regarding whether you are receiving wages in compliance with California law, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who is familiar with the law in this area.

If you believe that your employer has failed to follow the law in payment of your wages, contact Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP, today for a free consultation. Our experienced employment attorneys will evaluate your options under the law and can help you obtain the most complete relief possible.