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    First of all, let me say thank you to everyone for this forum! As a young professional running my first small office, this website has been like an HR crash course.

    We are a small office (less than 15 employees) in California. Currently work Mon-Fri, 40 hour week. I am considering closing our office on Friday afternoons and making up for that time by staying open an extra hour on the other 4 days. My question in: what kind of overtime implications does that have? Would I need to pay our employees overtime for working that extra hour?

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    This link should answer your OT questions for Ca.
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      Certainly read the overtime factsheet. I am going to also suggest that you read the Wage Order for your specific industry, and look for Alternative Workweek Schedules. That is section "3B" in most Wage Orders. There is nothing automatic about AWS. It involves a formal election by your employees and formal approval by the state. But should those things happen, it is possible to legally have a 9-9-9-9-4 schedule without having daily overtime occurring (within that framework). If you want to go this route, read the rules.
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