Employees in California are entitled to receive special overtime pay for any hours that they work beyond what is considered a normal workday or workweek. In California, a normal workday lasts for eight hours, and a normal workweek includes six working days and no more than 40 hours of work.
If an employee works for more than eight hours in a single day or for more than 40 hours in a single week, the employer must pay that worker one and one-half times their regular rate of pay to compensate them for the excessive hours. Any work that exceeds 12 hours in a single day entitles the worker to double their regular rate of pay. An employee who works for seven consecutive days should be paid double for any working hours that exceed eight on the seventh day.