Everybody who works in the state of California deserves to be paid fairly for the job they do. However, unfair wage practices are prevalent throughout the state, including violations of overtime pay. If you or somebody you love has not received proper overtime pay, seek legal assistance from Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers today. Our overtime violations attorneys will get to work on your case immediately in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
California takes wage issues seriously
When you work, you deserve to be afforded every wage protection the law provides. This means getting paid for every single minute you work. However, at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we know that some of the hours and minutes that you work are more valuable than others – they are your overtime hours. Any employers covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are required to pay overtime to employees. In general, employers fall under the FLSA if they generate more than $500,000 in annual sales. Employers who do not fall under the FLSA may still be required to pay overtime rates based under California overtime laws.
We have two questions for you:
- Have you worked for more than eight hours in a single day?
- Have you worked more than 40 hours in a workweek?
If you answered yes, then you are generally eligible for 1.5 times your regular hourly rate. For those who work more than 12 hours in a single day at the same job, they are eligible to more than double their hourly rate.
What about non-hourly employees?
Overtime pay for those who are on a salary can be a bit harder to calculate. However, salaried employees are still entitled to overtime pay. Calculating this overtime is done by taking what would be the worker’s regular hourly rate to come up with the 1.5 times overtime rate.
Are there exemptions for Long Beach overtime pay?
There are some employees in this state are not eligible to receive overtime pay. In general, this includes the following:
- Professional employees who earn more than twice the minimum wage
- And more
- Independent contractors/freelancers
- Administrative employees who earn more than twice the minimum wage
- Executive employees who earn more than twice the minimum wage
- Other special considerations, such as:
- Seasonal recreational and amusement workers
- Some public safety personnel
- Volunteer workers
- Small farmworkers
Our team is ready to help
If you or somebody you care about has not been properly paid by an employer in California, contact an attorney today. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team will investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This could include the following:
- Any unpaid wages
- Interest on those unpaid wages
- A waiting time penalty
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against an employer