- QUESTIONS AND
- REPORT A PROBLEM.
Report the Problem: Take Action
The best way to report a labor law violation or file a wage claim to recover your unpaid wages is to
gather the facts about your employment situation. Some of the detail you gather is identified below. It isn't necessary
to have all of the information listed below but it will help explain the situation and the problem.
- Information about you:
In addition to your name and date of birth, be sure to include contact info such as your telephone number, email and mailing address.
In California, all workers are protected by labor laws. It does not matter where you were born or whether you have
papers to work. The Labor Commissioner's Office will not ask about your immigration status or report your immigration status to other government
agencies. You do not need a social security number or photo identification in order to file a claim or report a violation.
- Information about your employer:
It is helpful to include the complete name and address of employer or business where you worked and/or are paid, as well
as the type of business, your supervisor's name, the number of workers, etc.
- Details about your job:
Include information such as your duties and hours worked and your rate of pay.
- Describe the problem:
Provide as many details as possible about the problem including when it began and who it involved.
Make a photo copy of your records so that you keep the originals. Documentation could include copies of pay
checks or pay stubs, bounced checks, or personal records such as a calendar or journal where you tracked the
number of hours worked. These records help to
show that you were employed by the business and demonstrate the problem.