What is the California state law if you work 10 hours a day but on call job?

On call job but something I worked 10 hours or more
a day. Do I get over time pay?

Asked on October 27, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In California, if you are an hourly employee (or a salaried employee who is not exempt from overtime, whether because you earn too little [less than $23,600/year] or your job description does not meet the critera to be exempt), then yes, if actually *work* more than 8 hours in a day, you get overtime for all time past 8 hours. But only for time spent actually working: time spent being on call, if not working (i.e. if not called in to work) does not have to be paid and is not counted for overtime.

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