When you pay your employees, California law requires that you provide them with accurate, itemized statements in writing that contain certain specifie​d information. Wage statements can be provided either as a detachable part of the employee’s paycheck – also known as a paystub – or in a separate written document.

California law​ is very specific about the information that must be included in wage statements. If you do not ​comply, you can be liable for penalties and ot​her damages – even for only minor, technical violations.

California Labor Code section 226 requires nine categories of information to be included on your wage statements. California’s paid sick leave law also requires specific information. And if you have piece rate employees, even more rules apply. SmartStub includes all of this required information, although the piece rate information will not apply to many employers.

SmartStub is a tool that you can use to help determine what information mus​t be on your wage statements. Use your cursor to hover over the items on SmartStub for more information about the types of information that must be included in your wage statements.

For more information on wage statement requirements, see Form of Wage Payment.

SmartStub reflects information that employers are legally required to include in wage statements, and does not include additional information that employers may choose to include.​​​​​​​​​​​

Note: All numbers used in SmartStub are for illustrative purposes only. Hover over the different sections to see specific details.​​​​​​​​

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