Doubletime Pay

California law prohibits employers from employing an individual for more than eight hours per workday and for more than forty hours per workweek without paying the employee overtime rates. If an employee works more than eight hours and up to twelve hours in a single workday, the employer is required to pay the employee one and a half times their regular hourly pay rate. If an employee works more than twelve hours in a single workday, they are required to pay double their regular hourly pay rate.

Some employers try to avoid paying their employees overtime or double-time pay by misclassifying them as exempt managers or administrators, or requiring them to work off the clock.

If you are an employee and your employer refuses to pay you overtime wages, you can recover the lost wages by filing a lawsuit against the employer for backpay and interest.