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Double Time Labor Laws – Who Gets It and How to Calculate It

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Double time rules seem complicated because we hear a lot about it from many different places. Some companies offer double time for holidays, but that’s just a benefit, not a law. Some countries offer double time on Sundays, but that’s not how it works in the US. Double time rules are pretty simple actually. There are only two instances in which employees should get double time pay.

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Exceptions to the California Daily Overtime Laws

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California labor laws are a little different from federal labor laws. For example, California has daily overtime laws in addition to weekly overtime. So even if employees’ weekly hours don’t exceed 40, they will get overtime pay after 8 hours of work in a single day. This law protects employees from overwork. This is an important protection, but sometimes working longer daily shifts is just convenient. Some employees prefer working four 10 hour shifts, for example, instead of five 8 hour shifts.

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Dodging Double Time – The Loophool

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Employees would think that the overtime and double time laws are pretty straight forward. They think they should be able to count up the number of hours that should be accounted for both based on the number of hours they work each week but, in fact, the calculations can get pretty tricky. There are even ways that employers can deliberately avoid paying double time (and even overtime) for certain types of employees and in certain situations.

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