The nonpayment or underpayment of wages in California can have serious consequences for employers. California wage and hour laws can be highly technical and confusing for both employees and employers alike.
Generally, overtime is earned when a non-exempt employee’s hours exceed 8 in a day OR 40 in one week. Sometimes, employees are “misclassified” as exempt and receive a salary when they should be paid for each hour they work—including overtime hours. It is always recommended that you consult with an attorney competent in these areas in order to determine the merits of your case.