The most frequent type of case that our law firm handles is unpaid overtime claims. California law requires that employees receive overtime pay of “time and a half” for working more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours per week. You can still be entitled to overtime even if you are paid on a salary basis, flat rate basis, flag rate basis, or commission basis.
The only California employees who are not entitled to overtime are those workers who meet all of the conditions for one of the narrow exemptions.
In our experience, the most common industries that illegally fail to pay overtime include the following: