California Overtime Laws
The most frequent type of case that our law firm handles is unpaid overtime claims. California law requires that employees receive overtime pay of “time and a half” for working more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours per week. You can still be entitled to overtime even if you are paid on a salary basis, flat rate basis, flag rate basis, or commission basis.
The only California employees who are not entitled to overtime are those workers who meet all of the conditions for one of the narrow exemptions.
In our experience, the most common industries that illegally fail to pay overtime include the following:
- Any Piece Rate Workers
- Any Flag Rate Worker
- Exotic Dancers
- Loan Officers
- Bill Collectors
WHAT CAN EMPLOYEES DO IF THEIR EMPLOYER HAS FAILED TO PROPERLY COMPENSATE THEM FOR OVERTIME HOURS?
An employee in California is entitled to initiate a lawsuit to recover the full amount of damages owed. These damages include all overtime wages that have been illegally withheld from the employee, penalties, as well as attorneys’ fees. While the value of these illegally withheld wages may seem small on daily basis, over years the value of these wages that employees are missing out on can easily reach tens of thousands of dollars per employee.
CONTACT OUR CALIFORNIA UNPAID WAGES & OVERTIME LAWYERS
Cunningham Law, APC is a California based employment law firm that aggressively represents employees who have become victims of unpaid wages & overtime. We can review your case for free and determine if you have a possible claim.e.