CA Lab Code Section 216

In addition to any other penalty imposed by this article, any person, or an agent, manager, superintendent, or officer thereof is guilty of a misdemeanor, who:


Having the ability to pay, willfully refuses to pay wages due and payable after demand has been made.


Falsely denies the amount or validity thereof, or that the same is due, with intent to secure for himself, his employer or other person, any discount upon such indebtedness, or with intent to annoy, harass, oppress, hinder, delay, or defraud, the person to whom such indebtedness is due.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 216’s source at ca​.gov