OT pay in california

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OT pay in california

I work for a large company called VetFed CareNet. Our job is to complete physical
exams for veterans to obtain compensation and disability claims. Our employer
was requesting we work overtime and attempted to tell us that we are not eligible
for OT pay as hourly employees that based on our profession we are nurse
practitioners and or some silly law that supposedly if you make 25 or more an
hour you are not entitled to time and half. It is my understanding that regardless of
what profession you are in, that if you are an hourly employee in the state of
California any hours worked over 8 hours in a day should be compensated at time
and 1/2 as well as any hours worked over 40hours in a week. thanks in advance for
this information.


Jehan Reagan, NP-C

Asked on July 31, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are correct: if you are paid on an hourly basis, you are not exempt from overtime and must be paid overtime when you work more than 8 hours in a day (in your state) or 40 hours in a week (in any state, including CA). Making $25 or more an hour does not exempt you. If you are not being paid overtime when you should be, contact your state's department of labor about filing a complaint.

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