California’s wage and hour regulations are far more protective of employees compared to federal law. The most expensive wage and hour claims facing Employers is unpaid overtime compensation. Overtime at time-and-a-half is due to employees who work more than eight hours a day or over 40 hours a week, whichever is greater.
Overtime can also include double time. The largest exposure is the misclassification of salaried employees. Our firm has obtained over $130,000,000.00 in unpaid overtime compensation when representing California employees. We strongly recommend a review of an Employer’s classification of exempt employees.