As a hourly paid truck driver, is overtime pay mandatory for the employee?

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As a hourly paid truck driver, is overtime pay mandatory for the employee?

Asked on October 3, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you are an employee as opposed to an independent truck driver in California, state law mandates that you are entitled to overtime wages at time and a half for any time worked over eight (8) hours per day and/or forty (40) hours per week in a given work week.

If you are not being paid overtime for the above, you need to speak with your supervisor (or dispatch) regarding the need to be paid for this extra work. If your employer refuses to pay you the allowed overtime pay, you should contact the nearest labor department to you to discuss the situation further where the labor department may actually bring a complaint on your behalf for unpaid overtime wages.

Good luck.


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