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California Overtime Law & Day Rate Pay

California’s labor laws are enforced by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) in the California Department of Industrial Relations. Private actions to enforce California’s wage and hour laws, and recover unpaid overtime and other amounts due to workers, are commonly brought by employment law firms such as The Lore Law Firm on a contingent fee basis.

California features some of the most progressive overtime laws in this country. For example, it is one of a very few states that require daily overtime pay if eligible employees work more than eight hours in a day. This is in addition to the standard 40 hour weekly overtime regulations as well. While classifying some labor as day rate workers is a common way employers try to avoid paying workers overtime, California employers must pay California day rate workers overtime if their hours go beyond the legal thersholds set by state and/or federal labor law. A day rate pay scheme is not illegal under California wage laws, but it does not relieve an employer from its obligation to pay overtime to non-exempt employees. The Lore Law Firm can help eligible workers with any California day rate issues and help them receive the compensation they deserve.

If you live in California and believe you are not receiving the overtime pay that is rightfully yours, fill out our convenient Case Evaluation form for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL review of your circumstances.

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