Below are the general rules for overtime pay in California. However, there are several other rules that may affect your rights. Examples are exempt employees, inside sales, outside sales, professional person, commission based job, bonus pay, piece rate, etc. Read about some of our previous overtime cases and call us if you have any questions at 800-417-2008.
- 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first 8 hours worked on the 7th consecutive day of work in a workweek; and
- Double the employee’s regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of 8 on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
Example #1: You are a clerk whose regular pay rate is $15/hr. If you worked 10 hours in one day, you would be paid $15/hr for 8 hours and $22.50/hr for the additional 2 hours, for a total of $165.
Example #2: You are a technician whose regular pay is $20/hr. If you worked for the seventh day in a row, your pay rate for all hours worked on that day would be $30/hr.
Example #3: You are a sales representative whose regular pay is $12/hr. If you worked 13 hours in one day, you would be paid $12/hr for the first 8 hours, $18/hr for the next 4 hours, and $24/hr for the last hour, for a total of $192.
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