Most employers are required to pay overtime.  However, they routinely fail to do so.  Overtime laws are designed to protect employees and ensure that employees are paid for all of the time they are subject to the control of their employers.

California Overtime Laws

In California, most nonexempt employee must receive overtime pay if they work more than eight hours a day, forty hours a week, or six days in a workweek.

An employee who works overtime must be paid according to the law:

• An employee must receive 1.5 times the regular rate of pay if they work more than eight hours a day and for the first eight hours on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek; and
• An employee must receive double the regular rate of pay if they work more than twelve hours in a day and for all hours worked over eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.

When Employers Deny Overtime Pay

If the employee no longer works for the employer, then they can file a claim for the waiting time penalty—up to an additional 30 days of wages.  In addition, many employers deny overtime and other wage and hour protections to a wide swath of employees, which may form the basis for a class action against the company. 

How Ceartas Legal Can Help

San Diego’s expert employment attorneys can help determine how much overtime pay you’re owed and walk you through the process of filing a wage claim or class action lawsuit.  
If your employer failed to pay you overtime pay, or violated other wage and hour protections such as failing to provide meal and rest breaks, contact Ceartas Legal, San Diego CA employment attorneys, today.