Overtime Inspection Rights

Overtime Records Inspection Rights

Often time current and former employees want to know if they have a right to inspect their employer record’s relating to their hours worked and overtime paid. Pursuant to California Labor Code section 226 an employer must keep records of wage statements regarding their employees’ hours worked and wages paid, and must upon reasonable oral or written request from a particular current/former employee allow him or her to inspect or copy the records. The employer must comply with the request as soon as practicable, but no later than 21 days after the request. Under the code, if an employer does not comply, the current/former employee is entitled to a $750 penalty from the employer. If you believe that your employer has engaged in wage theft and has unlawfully denied you overtime pay, please give us a call for a free legal consultation and we will make a request to inspect your employer’s records on your behalf.