Twice-monthly. Generally, employers must pay wages at least twice a month on paydays designated in advance. Wages earned between the 1st and the 15th of the month must be paid between the 16th and the 26th of the month; those earned between the 16th and the last day of the month must be paid between the 1st and the 10th of the following month (CA Lab. Code Sec. 204).
Weekly/biweekly. Employers may pay employees weekly or biweekly on regular paydays within 7 days of the end of the pay period.
Agricultural employees employed by farm labor contractors must be paid weekly.
Monthly. Employers may make monthly payments for the following employees:
• Executive, administrative, and professional employees
• Commission wages of employees of motor vehicle dealers
• Agricultural employees who are boarded and lodged by their employers