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.
Other Unpaid Wage & Overtime FAQs:
- Am I entitled to rest breaks?
- Are employers required to pay mileage reimbursements?
- Are employers required to reimburse employees for work expenses?
- Can my employer fire me for complaining about unpaid wages?
- Does my employer have to give me meal breaks?
- How long do I have to file a claim for unpaid overtime?
- How much do you get paid for overtime in California?
- Is wage theft a crime in California?
- My employer deducted tips from my paycheck. Is this legal?
- Should I be paid for off-the-clock work?
- What should I do if my employer doesn’t pay me the overtime wages I am owed?
- What should I do if my employer is not paying me my wages on time?
- What types of damages can I recover in a claim for unpaid wages?
- When does my employer have to pay me my final wages upon termination or resignation?
- When must commissions be paid in California?
- Why do I need a lawyer for my unpaid wages claim?
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