Is it illegal if you are not paid on time?
I was supposed to get paid 4 days ago at 10 a.m. Its 4 days later at 11:15 a.m.
California Labor law requires that wages be paid on regular pay days. However, if the employer misses the pay day, there is no automatic fine that they must pay, and you are not entitled to any addition money. It is possible that you could use the employer for unpaid interest on the money, but assuming that this is a $1000 pay check that was one week late, this would amount to $1.92.
People frequently confuse "Waiting Time Penalties" with paying paycheck late but there is a big difference. You are due you final paycheck on your last day of employment if your employer fires you. If you quit, you are due the paycheck within 3 days. If this final paycheck is late, there are serious penalties that are associated with it. Your wages continue as a penalty until the receive the payment (up to a maximum of 30 days). Using the example above, if you earned $1000 per week and the employer terminated you but did not pay you until one week later, the employer would owe you an additional $1000. However, if you were not fired, but were simply paid late, the employer would owe you $1.92.