In California, according to Labor Code Section 204, overtime wages must be paid no later than the payday for the next regular payroll period after which the overtime wages were earned.
Only the payment of overtime wages may be delayed to the payday of the next following payroll period as the straight time wages must still be paid within the time set in the applicable Labor Code section in the pay period in which they were earned.
In the case of employees who are paid on a weekly, biweekly, or semimonthly basis, not more than seven calendar days following the close of the payroll period.
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