8-HOUR RULE

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Labor Code 510(a)

CALIF. LABOR CODE § 510(a)

Eight hours of labor constitutes a day’s work. Any work in excess of eight hours in one workday and any work in excess of 40 hours in any one workweek and the first eight hours worked on the seventh day of work in any one workweek shall be compensated at the rate of no less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for an employee. Any work in excess of 12 hours in one day shall be compensated at the rate of no less than twice the regular rate of pay for an employee. In addition, any work in excess of eight hours on any seventh day of a workweek shall be compensated at the rate of no less than twice the regular rate of pay of an employee. Nothing in this section requires an employer to combine more than one rate of overtime compensation in order to calculate the amount to be paid to an employee for any hour of overtime work. The requirements of this section do not apply to the payment of overtime compensation to an employee working pursuant to any of the following:

(1) An alternative workweek schedule adopted pursuant to Section 511.

(2) An alternative workweek schedule adopted pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to Section 514.

(3) An alternative workweek schedule to which this chapter is inapplicable pursuant to Section 554.

DID YOU WORK MORE THAN 8 HOURS?

If you work more than 8 hours in a 24-hour period, you may be eligible for back-pay.  You could be compensated at one and one-half (1 1/2) times the regular rate of pay for all of the hours you worked over 8 hours.  Contact us for a free evaluation.

CALIFORNIA'S 8 HOUR RULE

Eight hours of labor constitutes a day's work.(Calif. Labor Code 510(a))  By law, any work in excess of 8-hours in one workday is required to be compensated at one and one-half (1 1/2) times the regular rate of pay.

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