Employee Afraid to Ask for California Overtime

A bookkeeper and office manager for a real estate company in California with about 30 real estate agents—she was busy. She was also paid hourly by the agency which results in one conclusion: she was not qualified as exempt.

“Her boss always worked her overtime and never paid her for it” explains her husband… and then she was fired.

While this is a real case it leads to a few questions:

1. How do you document overtime at your company?
2. Do you calculate and pay according to the law?
3. Do you plan to fire anybody who may have worked overtime?

Many more questions, but most of all… it makes sense to follow the law. Not just regarding overtime.

Please call or email if you have any questions to the applicable Labor Law, the FLSA.

Reinhard von Hennigs

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Best regards
und viele Grüße aus Charlotte
Reinhard von Hennigs