What is the statute of limitations if I believe I am owed overtime pay, meal and break premium pay for work I did 5 to 3 1/2 years ago?

Asked on July 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In your state, the statute of limitations for the vast majority of wage and hour claims--which is what the claims you describe would fall under--is only three years from when you *should* have been paid the money. If you had a written employment contract and that is what you are claiming under (i.e. you're claiming for breach of contract), the statute of limitations is four years.

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