I work for a pizza company here in CA. Lately they have let several people go and not hired new employees to pick up the slack. Now they are scheduling us for "split-shifts" and not paying overtime. Here is an example:
Friday They have me working from 10am-4p.m. (6 hours) They then force me to clock out for an hour and then clock back in to work from 5p.m-9p.m (4 hours for a total of 10 hours). This is not my choice and they say that because it is a "split shift" I'm not intitled to 2 hours of overtime pay. Is this legal in California? From everything I've read any work over 8 hours in a workday is considered overtime and is payed 1 1/2 times regular pay. We also are not given a 10 minute break or a 30 min lunch seeing as we have this "hour" break in between the shifts.