2013 California Overtime Rules: Know Your Rights – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on February 12, 2013

Under the state of California’s labor laws, hourly employees who work more than 8 hours in a work date or 40 hours in a work week are entitled to overtime pay.  An employee’s overtime hourly pay rate is calculated at 1.5 times the employee’s regular wage rate.  For California employees who earn the minimum wage of $8.00, the overtime hourly pay rate is $12.00 (1.5 times $8.00).

Employees who are generally exempt from overtime pay are executives, administrators, and other professionals that earn at least $455 per week.  Other exempt positions can include external salespeople, independent contractors, transportation workers, certain agricultural and farm workers, and some live-in employees such as housekeepers.  Some professions that are usually not exempt from overtime pay include first-responders, including police, paramedics, and firefighters, practical nurses, and paralegals.

If your position qualifies you for overtime pay under California and Federal overtime laws and you have worked overtime hours, but your employer has not paid you overtime pay for these hours, call an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (310) 981-3918.  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work, wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.

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Andrew September 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I work at Noah’s Bagels in California. I work overnight (midnight or 1am to 9am or 10 am). Am I entitled to overtime for a portion of my shift because it is overnight? Also, if I work 9 hours a day for 5 days in a week, do I get overtime for more than eight hours in a shift AND more than 40 hours in a workweek?



Norman B. Blumenthal February 7, 2014 at 12:41 am

Hi Andrew My name is Nicholas De Blouw and I am one of the attorneys at BNB – give me a call anytime to discuss. (858) 999-1118 (cell) (858) 952-354 (Direct Work)


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