California Overtime and Labor Laws

California Overtime & Day Rate Pay Lawyer

California’s labor laws are enforced by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) in the California Department of Industrial Relations. If an employer breaks any California overtime laws, employees can file a claim to recover lost wages. 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, California overtime laws require daily overtime pay if eligible employees work more than eight hours in a day. Only a few states currently provide this benefit.

The state overtime laws in California are in addition to the standard 40 hour weekly federal overtime regulations. While paying some laborers 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 thresholds set by state and/or federal labor law. California day rate employees can be found in many different industries, including Hollywood, Technology, Finance and Energy. A day rate pay scheme is not illegal under wage and overtime laws in California, 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.

California Unpaid Wage & Overtime Law Firm 

If you live in California and believe you are not receiving the overtime pay or meal / rest breaks that you are entitled to, fill out our convenient Case Evaluation form for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL review of your circumstances. Our lawyers can help determine whether or not any CA overtime laws or other labor laws have been broken.

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