California Overtime Laws

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overtime 150x150 California Overtime LawsWhen jobs get cut, many companies may hope that their remaining employees will pick up the extra workload, often without additional compensation.  California has state overtime pay laws that protect employees from having to work extensive hours.

California law differs from federal law in that it provides for an overtime pay rate of 1 ½ times the regular hourly wage for those who work eight hours per day and an overtime pay rate of twice the regular hourly wage for those who work 12 hours per day.

Some employees, however, are classified as exempt and are thus not entitled to overtime pay.  These include:

Administrative Employee – someone who performs non-manual work as their primary duty, as part of business operations or in an educational environment.

Professional Employee – someone whose primary duties must consistently involve discretion and judgment, performing work that is primarily intellectual and diverse.

Executive Employee – someone who supervises the work of two or more full-time employees and whose primary duties include management.

A common misconception is that someone who is paid a salary (as opposed to an hourly wage) does not qualify for overtime pay under California law.  This is not always true.  It is not unusual for employees to be classified incorrectly as an exempt employee, either accidentally or on purpose.

To ensure your company complies with California employment law, contact our Orange County business planning law firm.

Contact us today and let our Newport Beach law firm help you with all your financial planning needs.

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