Recordkeeping for Employee Compensation Purposes: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Alice Wang, Fisher Phillips
- California employers must comply with the California Labor Code's mandatory recordkeeping requirements. See Basic Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Employers must comply with the federal and state labor recordkeeping laws when using timecards. See Timecard Recording Requirements.
- Employers must keep track of the in and out period for meal breaks. See Recording Meal and Rest Breaks.
- California employees have a right to review their personnel records and employers face penalties for not following the law. See Employee Right of Review Requirements.
- Employment contracts must be in writing if the employee is paid by commission for services rendered in the state. See Commissioned Employees.