California 7th Day Overtime Lawsuits
Last Updated on March 23, 2021
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone in California who worked more than six days in a row without overtime pay.
- What's Going On?
- Under California law, full-time employees cannot work more than six days in a row without getting overtime. Lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of workers who say they weren't paid properly.
- What You Can Do:
- If you worked for more than six days in a row without getting overtime, fill out the form on this page. One of the attorneys we work with may then reach out to you directly to learn more about your job and how you're getting paid. If they suspect you're not getting overtime when you should, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit for your unpaid overtime wages.
- Can I Get Fired?
- Federal law protects you against retaliation (firing, demotion, etc.) by your employer.
If you live in California and you’ve worked more than six days in a row without extra pay, you may be able to start a class action lawsuit. CVS has already paid out $7.4 million to 1,600 pharmacists who said they didn’t get overtime for their 7th consecutive workday – and, though each case and outcome will be different, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to see if additional lawsuits can be filed to help workers.
Do I Get Overtime for Working Seven Days in a Row?
In most states, you don’t – but California is different. Under a state law known as the Eight-Hour-Day Restoration and Workplace Flexibility Act, your employer is required to give you a day of rest for every seven consecutive days. If you do work on the 7th day, then you must be paid time-and-a-half your regular rate for your first eight hours and double your regular rate for any time beyond that.
Who Does the Law Apply To?
The law applies to all full-time California employees so long as they’re not:
Working under a collective bargaining agreement (as these often outline specific overtime rules)
A doctor, surgeon, private school teacher or computer software employee
Already exempt from overtime under the administrative, executive or professional exemption
Not Paid Overtime for Your 7th Day of Work? Here’s What You Can Do
If you suspect you’re not being paid properly, get in touch with us by filling out the form on this page. We work with some of the country’s leading overtime attorneys – and we can help put you in touch.
After you’ve filled out the form, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you directly to learn more about how you’re getting paid and to explain whether you could file a lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages. There’s a time limit for filing lawsuits and federal law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their legal rights, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. There’s no cost – and you’re not obligated to file a lawsuit if you later decide you don’t want to.
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