Many California employees are working in what is called an Alternative Work Schedule. This schedule is also referred to as a 4-10 Work Week or a 4 Day- 10 Hours Work Per Day. Under the California Labor Code, the general rules for overtime are that an employee is to receive overtime if working over 8 hours per day and over 40 hours per week. However, California has an exception to this rule of overtime, called the Alternative Work Schedule.
A California employer may have employees work 4 days per week, 10 hours per day, IF, the employer has followed the very strict rules as required by the California Labor Commission. One of the rules, the employer is required to take a vote from the employees and a majority of the employees must approve the Alternative Work Schedule. If the employer is not registered with the California Labor Board, the employees may be do a great deal of unpaid overtime.
Please feel free to contact our law office by going to California Wage Law Attorney. The consultation is free of charge and we will check to make sure that your employer is registered with the California Labor Commission.