Working long hours? Are You Being Denied Overtime Pay?

In a competitive wage market, many employers are already paying less than industry standards to their non-exempt employees. In this situation, you cannot afford to be taken advantage of. Both federal and state laws require employers to pay overtime rates.

Here in California, employers are required to pay overtime for any time worked that exceeds 8 hours in a workday. Workers are also entitled to overtime for anything over 40 hours in a work week. It can be confusing because wage disputes of this nature are based on many factors such as municipal codes, state statutes, federal acts, case-law decisions, industry-specific, and job-specific regulations. There are even different rules for public sector and private sector jobs. In California, you may be required to file a complaint with one or more government agencies. (more…)