The California overtime law states that you must be paid time and a half, which is equal to your current hourly pay times 1.5, for any hours that you work in excess of 8 per day or 40 per week. There are exceptions to this rule, such as commissioned positions in sales and salaried employees that do not receive overtime pay per their contract. If your employer violates this rule, please contact California Wage Law Attorney for a free consultation.
Violations to California Overtime Law
There are several different ways that your employer could violate the California overtime law. The first is not pay you the time and a half that is required for any hours over 8 per day or over 30 per week that you have worked. The more common violation is to “allow” you to move some of your time to the next week and have you take a day off to make up the difference. Your employer should always pay you for all the hours you work and not try to avoid overtime pay by fancy accounting.