Message from GRF President Linda Stone
The California State Legislature approved language in wage and hour laws that all employees must be paid overtime if an individual works more than eight hours a day. We can all agree that is fair.
What was true before, however, is not true now as the courts have clarified the law in recent rulings. The following three examples now are legally working overtime.
- Ifanemployeeclocksinat7:55a.m.,takesamandatedhalf-hourlunchbreak, then clocks out at 4:30 p.m.
- Astandardpracticeinthepastwastoofferavoluntarywaivertoemployeesthat wanted to work through lunch so they could leave early for a doctor’s appointment.
- Interruptinganemployee’slunchorbreaktodiscusswork-relatedissueoraska question.
It is the law going forward and retroactively to the years before the courts’ ruling. Golden Rain Foundation, along with many other companies, were liable although we acted in good faith with the interpretation of the law at the time.
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