California has very strict laws regarding overtime pay that apply to most hourly workers except for certain occupations. Essentially, when a worker works more than a particular number of work hours in a workday or workweek, they are entitled to overtime pay.
Claims for unpaid overtime make up the bulk of complaints filed under the state’s wage and hour laws. Also, the majority of settlements are associated with unpaid overtime claims in the state. Employees must understand their legal right to overtime to make sure that they receive all the wages they deserve.
Overtime pay is basically one and ½ times the employee’s standard pay rate. But not all employees are entitled to overtime. Also, there are different overtime rules for farmworkers and domestic workers.
In California, employees are considered eligible for overtime if any of the following apply to them:
On the other hand, the following classification of workers are not entitled to overtime pay:
If you’re concerned that your employer hasn’t been paying the overtime wages you are entitled to, don’t hesitate to discuss your case with our California employment attorney. Reach out to Minnis & Smallets and set up your consultation with our California employment attorney by calling 1-415-551-0885 or completing our online form.
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