Under existing law, in an action to recover unpaid wages, the court may award liquidated damages to an employee equal to the amount of wages unlawfully unpaid, plus interest. This bill would expand employer liability by increasing the amount of liquidated damages that may be awarded to an employee to twice the amount of the wages unlawfully unpaid, plus interest.

Amends Labor Code Section 1194.2.

Enrolled and to the Governor on 09/07/10.