Wage and Hour Law

Both California and Federal law provide a myriad of protections to employees regarding wages and working conditions. Under California law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime compensation if they work in excess of 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a workweek. Under federal law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime if they work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Under California law, non-exempt employees are entitled to meal and rest breaks, and can recover monetary penalties if they are provided or able to take meal or rest breaks. California law also prohibits employers from divesting employees of earned commissions or bonuses, imposes monetary penalties against employers who fail to promptly pay all accrued wages upon termination, and requires employers to indemnify employees for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee in the course and scope of her/his employment. For additional information regarding wage and hour laws, please see the links to the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Labor in the "Resources" dropdown bar.