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California goes farther to protect employees from labor law violations

A leading California law firm, through LawyersandSettlements.com, provides free legal case evaluations for overtime pay and other employment law cases.

Los Angeles, California - Throughout California, companies may be intentionally or unintentionally avoiding costly overtime pay while their employees put in long hours. Federal labor laws protect employees from overtime pay law violations but California State has recently implemented additional laws to further protect employees.

California employees may be eligible for overtime pay whether or not the overtime was authorized. The California Department of Industrial Relations states that overtime must be paid one and one half times an employee's regular pay rate for hours more than 8 hours per day or more than 40 hours per week. Overtime pay may go up to two times an employee's regular pay rate when working more than 12 hours per day.

Middle managers, stock brokers, and computer software employees are especially at risk of unpaid overtime in California. To qualify for overtime pay, employees must be classified as non-exempt by meeting the requirements of a duties and pay rate tests.

Legal professionals advise employees to learn more about labor laws to determine if they qualify. Some employees may be eligible to receive past overtime wages and additional compensation. More information on labor laws and legal help.

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