California requires employers to pay in-state employees with checks that may be drawn on an in-state bank instantly and without cost to the employee. In Solis v. Regis Corp., the company paid its California employees with checks drawn on a bank in Chicago. The federal California court held that such payments were technically improper because the Labor Code's language requires strict compliance, even though many employees never experienced any difficulties or costs in cashing the checks. The court went on to impose penalties on the employer for withholding wages when employees were not able to cash their checks instantly or without paying a fee. The court held that the employer was also liable for penalties under the California Private Attorney General Act for the instances where employees were able to cash their checks instantly and without a fee because the Act allowed the employees to recover damages for the technical breach of the law.