Walnut Creek Overtime & Double Time Lawyer
Many California workers are entitled to overtime and double time pay when they work more hours than the standard work week, but unfortunately some employers fail to pay their employees properly for that extra time. If you believe that your employer has failed to pay you what you are owed, you need a Walnut Creek overtime & double time lawyer to fight for your compensation. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact Venardi Zurada, LLP today to schedule a consultation of your case.
California Overtime Law
Under California law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked beyond the standard workday or workweek. Overtime pay is 1.5 times the standard hourly wage and applies to any hours worked more than eight hours in a single workday, forty hours in a single workweek, or more than six days in a single workweek. For employees that have agreed to work an alternative workweek schedule, non-exempt employees can still collect overtime for more than ten hours worked in a single workday, working more hours than the number of hours on the alternative work schedule, or for working more than forty hours in a single workweek. The California Department of Industrial Relations provides instruction on how to determine the standard rate of pay for non-exempt employees that are paid hourly, salaried, piece or commission-based, or by multiple compensation methods.
California Double Time Law
State law also provides that non-exempt employees are entitled to double time for a certain number of hours worked in a single workday or workweek. In California, a worker begins to earn double time for working more than twelve hours in a single workday or more than eight hours on their seventh day or work in a single workweek. Employers are required to pay overtime and double time to employees even if the employee works more than the standard workday or workweek even if the hours were not approved of in advance so long as the employer has reason to know that the employee is still on the clock.
Compensation for Wage Violations
Employees who are denied proper pay for overtime and double time work are entitled to compensation under state and federal laws. Remedies for these types of wage violations include back pay for the overtime and double time wages accrued, interest on the wages that should have been paid, attorneys’ fees for the case, and compensation for the costs of bringing the case to court. At Venardi Zurada our dedicated employment lawyers are prepared to zealously advocate for the overtime and double time wages that you are owed by your employer.
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Do you believe that your employer has wrongfully denied you overtime or double time for your hours worked? If so, the knowledgeable Walnut Creek overtime and double time lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys now and schedule a consultation of your case.