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  • CA Work week pay question

    Hey there,

    Can someone direct me to the answer to these questions for a CA employer:

    1. If a person starts work in one pay period (i.e., 10pm on Friday and works until 5am on Sat and payperiod ends on Friday at 11:59pm), how do we pay them? Do we pay them all hours or only hours that fall within the payperiod?

    2. How does this apply to overtime payment (CA is a 8 hour/40 hr workweek OT state)?

    Thanks for your help (no sarcastic answers needed!),


  • #2
    1. You would still pay them by pay period. If the pay period ends 2 hours after they start, then you pay thme for 2 hours for that pay period.

    2 Your workweek wouldn't change just because the person started toward the end of it. The workweek for OT purposes stays the same.
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    • #3
      Thanks Ellen

      That's what I thought. Believe it or not, I called someone from the CA's Dept of Labor Standards Enforcement yesterday and she told me the opposite. But, she was very condesending and rude and I didn't trust her source. If you have a place where you can point me to to verify this, that would be great. But, I believe you are right! Thanks again, tracyjj


      • #4
        The largest measurement of time for purposes of determining overtime is the workweek, the 7-consecutive day period as defined by the employer. In California, there is also daily overtime, which again, is the same concept, but for a 24-hour period.
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