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Unpaid Overtime


California’s labor laws make it mandatory for employers to pay their employees overtime wages when they work:

  • More than eight hours in a workday
  • More than forty hours in a work week; or
  • Seven consecutive days.

If an employer fails to pay employees earned overtime wages, they can sue for unpaid overtime as well as other damages and penalties under various Labor Code Provisions, including sections 203, 226, 510, 558 and 2699(f)(2) of the California Labor Code.


Employees are entitled to 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for hours worked between 8 and 12 hours in a workday and for the first 8 hours worked on the 7th consecutive day of work in a workweek. Employees are entitled to double their regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 12 hours in a workday and for all hours worked in excess of 8 on the 7th consecutive day of work in a workweek.

There are many ways in which employers fail to pay employees overtime, such as:

  • Misclassifying them as salaried
  • Requiring or allowing them to work off-the-clock or work through required meal periods;
  • Altering or rounding employee’s time records to eliminate earned overtime.

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If you worked overtime then you are entitled to overtime compensation. Hardin Law Group has the knowledge and experience to handle your case, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

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