San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, Turlock and Modesto Paycheck Lawyers can help you recover your unpaid overtime and the wages you were cheated out of.
Overtime According To The California Department Of Industrial Relations
In California, the general overtime provisions are that a nonexempt employee 18 years of age or older, or any minor employee 16 or 17 years of age who is not required by law to attend school and is not otherwise prohibited by law from engaging in the subject work, shall not be employed more than eight hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in any workweek unless he or she receives one and one-half times his or her regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight hours in any workday and over 40 hours in the workweek. Eight hours of labor constitutes a day’s work, and employment beyond eight hours in any workday or more than six days in any workweek is permissible provided the employee is compensated for the overtime at not less than:
One and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight hours up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first eight hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek; and double the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
Overtime Pay Exemptions
There are exemptions from the overtime law. An “exemption” means that the overtime law does not apply to a particular classification of employees. There are also a number of exceptions to the general overtime law stated above. An “exception” means that overtime is paid to a certain classification of employees on a basis that differs from that stated above.
Many employers will tell you that you are exempt from overtime when you are not. Leading you to believe you are exempt is one of the ways unscrupulous employers get out of paying you your overtime pay.
Did You get Cheated By Your San Francisco Employer?
Employers use all kinds of tactics to get out of paying you your overtime pay.
Did Your San Jose Employer?
Make you work through lunch and not pay you?
Make you take work home and not pay you?
Threaten to fire you when you asked to be paid for the amount of hours you worked?
Make you work more than 40 hours a week and not pay you for the hours worked overtime?
Change your time records?
If you answered yes to any of these you must contact San Francisco, San Jose, Modesto or Sacramento unpaid paycheck lawyers today to discuss your right to filing an unpaid overtime lawsuit. Overtime pay is the law.