Court Issues Additionally Guidance Regarding What Must Be On Wage Statements Issued By Employer.
Vaiula Savea (Savea), an employee of YRC Inc. (YRC), filed a complaint against YRC alleging YRC failed to provide the correct employer name and address on its wage statements as required by Labor Code section 226, subdivision (a)(8). The trial court sustained YRC’s demurrer to the complaint without leave to amend, and Savea appealed. In his appeal, Savea argued that that the wage statements did not comply with Labor Code section 226(a)(8) since they only listed YRC’s fictitious business name as the employer name and listed an employer address that did not contain a mail stop code or ZIP+4 Code. The Court of Appeal (First District) concluded that YRC did not violate section 226, subdivision (a)(8) by providing its fictitious business name as the employer name on its wage statements or by providing an employer address that did not contain a mail stop code or ZIP+4 Code. (See, Savea v. YRC Inc. - filed April 10, 2019, First District, Div. Three - 2019 S.O.S. 1760.)