California overtime compensation or pay is not a privilege. It is a right, in certain circumstances, under both federal and California law. The law provides when and how California workers are entitled to California overtime compensation:
- One and a half times the regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week
- One and a half times the regular rate of pay for any hours over eight hours in one day
- Double the regular rate of pay when working more than 12 hours in one day
Independent contractors are not entitled to California overtime compensation. However, some companies classify employees as independent contractors when they are actually employees to avoid having to pay California overtime compensation. Fortunately, because California law presumes that a worker is an employee, the employer must provide specific proof that the worker is an independent contractor.
We have experienced attorneys that know California overtime compensation law and they have helped many people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego recover overtime wages. If you believe you have been unfairly denied overtime pay, speak with an overtime attorney in our office who may be able to help you recover what you justly deserve.
Also, one of our lawyers can help you determine if you are being misclassified as an independent contractor. If you are, you may be owed overtime compensation as a result. Initial consultations are without fee so please feel free to contact us to discuss your situation.