According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, all employers are prohibited from making their employees work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week unless they are willing to pay for overtime established in the law.

When requesting that a worker continue his work for a period greater than that mentioned above, the employer must pay no less than one and a half times the hourly wage that the employee normally receives in case of requesting that he work less than 12 hours. Otherwise, when exceeding 12 hours worked in a single day, a worker must receive payment equivalent to double their normal hourly wage as compensation for working extended hours, as well as in case of exceeding 7 days of continuous work.

In the same way, if the employee decides to work for more than 8 hours, even without authorization from his superiors, the employer must make the payment of said hours, despite not having requested or authorized them himself. In these cases, the employer may scold someone who has decided on their own to work several hours of overtime, but this does not exempt them from their obligation to pay overtime.

Suppose your employer is not paying your overtime as soon as they pay you the next check. In that case, you can approach them and speak directly to try to resolve it or else if this repeats itself. There is more than one receipt that does not include the amount that corresponds to you for having been working more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, you can report it and start a legal claim that can help you recover the compensation you deserve for all those stolen wages or not delivered as it should be and at the right time.

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