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In California, most employees are entitled to receive overtime pay.
Who is eligible for overtime pay
Here in California, the law requires employers to pay overtime wages after working a specific number of hours in a day or in a week. This will vary depending upon which industry you work in, or what job you do. However, as a general rule, employees who are non-exempt from overtime, that is, paid by the hour, are entitled to receive overtime pay when they work:
More than 8 hours in a single workday,
More than forty 40 hours in a single workweek, or
The first 8 hours on the 7th day in a single workweek.
Most employees are entitled to double-time wages after working 12 hours a day and after 8 hours on the 7th day in a single workweek. Also, the overtime pay rate is calculated slightly differently if an employee receives additional compensation, such as a bonus or commission, which is usually based on performance.
Not everybody is eligible for overtime pay.
Who is NOT eligible for overtime pay
In California, the following groups are NOT eligible for overtime pay:
Exempt employees (e.g., business executives who manage people, computer professionals, actors, administrative workers).
Employees working their regularly scheduled shifts under a valid "alternative workweek schedule" (e.g., employees who work only 4 days a week and 10 hours a day).
Note: Your job title does not automatically make you "exempt." The law looks at the actual work you perform as opposed to your title. For example, a) Do you supervise people? b) If so, how many and for what percentage of your time? c) Are you, as a manager, required to use discretion or independent judgment?
Special overtime and double-time rules may apply to union members working under a valid Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA.
Different rules apply to agricultural and domestic workers and minors.
If you want to know how these laws apply to you or if you have a valid claim for unpaid overtime wages, call our office and speak with an unpaid overtime attorney.