Friday, July 1, 2011

California - 'Overtime is for Everyone!'

In a decision that will warm the hearts of both employers and outsourced payroll service providers, the California Supreme Court opened up their overtime laws to all workers who enter the state.

What does this mean for out of state employers?  Well, if you are based out of Arizona, which has no overtime laws, and choose to not pay overtime to your employees... you may well be paying some double-time if you send that hourly marketing rep to work the booth at a trade show in L.A.

Of course, thanks to the current economic conditions in the Golden State, as always, enforcement may be tricky...

Link to Legal Brief

"Residents of other states who work for California companies are protected by the state's overtime laws during business trips here, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday."...


"California law says nonexempt employees who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime at a rate of 1 1/2 times their normal pay. Overtime pay rises to double the regular rate for work in excess of eight hours on the seventh workday."

1 comment:

  1. That would probably help in a lot of ways. It's great that they've implemented the overtime law in that state.

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