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California overtime laws: longer hours, fewer days?

I have a question about California overtime law. My boss and i want me to work over 8 hours a day for fewer days a week. The total hours will be well under 40 a week. The payroll people say that I must be paid overtime for the time over 8 hours per day that I work. Is this true or is there something I can sumbmit to show that I want to work longer hours for fewer days and that I am not being abused?

Asked By: Gina C 20346 - 5/3/2007
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You may want to make sure that you would be entitled to overtime in the first place... More
Answered By: deskinlawfirm.com - 5/4/2007
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well i donno about florida but a work week in maryland is 40 hours, most people either work 4 days for 10 hours each or 5 days for 8 hours each, now anythign over 40 hours must be paid overtime, but some companies will pay you overtime for anythign over 8 hours, so if i work 10 hours today i get 2 hours overtime pay... More
Answered By: woundshurtless - 5/3/2007
 
Yes, CA law requires that you be paid overtime for over 8 hours. You cannot waive your overtime. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_Overtime.htm
Answered By: tonalc1 - 5/3/2007
 
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