Many employees across California work long hours each day because they depend on their overtime wages to support their families. Unfortunately, many employees exploit their employees by refusing to pay overtime wages for the overtime hours they have worked.
What Are the Overtime Rules?
A California employer must pay its employees overtime compensation for any time that an employee works over eight (8) hours in a workday, over forty (40) hours in a work week, or any hours up to eight (8) hours on the seventh day of work in any one workweek, unless the employee is exempt from overtime compensation.
If you are working overtime, but you are not receiving all your overtime wages, contact Sani Law today.
Examples of Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
Companies across California often fail to pay at least the California minimum wage to their employees in several different ways. Some examples are as follows:
- Requiring employees to work “off the clock” and without pay (e.g., employees perform work before they clock-in or after they clock-out);
- Requiring employees to remain “on duty” during meal breaks or rest breaks or restricting what an employee can do during a meal break or a rest break;
- Requiring employees to continuing working remotely (e.g., answering calls or emails from home) after punching-out for the day;
- Rounding or “shaving off” an employee’s time-punches;
- Falsifying an employee’s time-punches or timesheets.
Contact Sani Law Today
We will aggressively pursue all overtime wages and penalties that you are owed from employers who do not follow the law. If your employer is forcing you to work without correctly paying you overtime wages for all overtime hours you have worked, Call Sani Law or contact Sani Law today.