California—the “Golden State” has a style all its own. That is certainly true when it comes to calculating overtime. One of only four states that require daily overtime, it also requires employees to be paid double time on a daily and weekly basis. With arguably the greatest number of requirements to pay overtime on the books of any state, processing payroll and keeping in compliance with California overtime rules can be a complex situation. In addition to laws that are strictly Californian, the Federal wage and hour laws may also apply. For example California does not have its own definition of “regular rate of pay” or “workweek” but follows the federal. If you handle payroll in California, you’ve got an uphill task ahead of you – you need to understand not only California’s complex overtime requirements, but the federal as well!
In this session, payroll specialist Vicki M. Lambert, CPP will unravel the wage and hour requirements for calculating and paying overtime in the State of California. With this session, you will be able to understand the requirements for calculating overtime and double time in California to ensure compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws. You will have sound knowledge of the terms used in wage and hour law regarding paying overtime, such as “regular rate of pay”, “workweek” “fluctuating workweek” and “alternative workweek”. You’ll get an understanding of where California follows the federal standards and where it differs and how you can determine which has priority.
Vicki will explain the calculations needed for when an employee is paid different rates of pay within the same workweek and is due overtime pay. She will discuss the requirements for compensatory time off as opposed to make-up time and explain the difference between the two under California law.
Who Should Attend
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.