Unscheduled/On-Call Work Days

20 Mar Unscheduled/On-Call Work Days

What if they want me to come in on Saturday? Is that considered overtime, or if it’s still within my 40 hours is that okay?

California law considers any work more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week to be overtime. If you have worked 40 hours, Monday through Friday, and then you are required to come in on Saturday, and you are a non-exempt employee, then you would be entitled to overtime pay for that work that you perform on a Saturday.

But, if you haven’t worked 40 hours in week, from Monday through Friday, and you have to come in on a Saturday, then as long as it’s under 8  hours or has not exceeded 40 hours in a week, total, then you would just be entitled to your standard pay.

If your employer has failed to pay you overtime pay that you have earned, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation.