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

Double time laws

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.


Exceptions to the California Daily Overtime Laws


California labor laws are a little different than federal labor laws. In California, employees get overtime after 8 hours of work in one day. This law protects employees from being overworked, which is important, but the law could get in the way of other conveniences. For example, what do employees do when they prefer working four 10 hour shifts instead of five 8 hour shifts?

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Dodging Double Time – The Loophool


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.