How much do you get paid for overtime in California?

Non-exempt workers in California are paid overtime if they have worked in excess of eight hours in a workday or over 40 hours during one workweek. The overtime rate is typically 1.5 times the worker’s usual rate of pay. The same overtime rate applies to the first eight hours worked after six consecutive workdays in one week.

The amount of overtime that is paid increases after a certain point. Employees must be paid double their standard hourly rate for working over 12 hours in a single workday, and for working in excess of eight hours on the seventh consecutive workday.

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