Are you entitled to more if your employment contract states your salary is based on 40 hrs per week and you work more? 1 Answers as of June 06, 2011If your employment contract specifically states your salary is based on 40 hrs per week are you entitled to additional compensation for hours worked over 40?
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Salaried employees must be paid overtime unless they meet the test for exempt status as defined by federal and state laws or there are specific exemptions from overtime by the California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders. One exemption is the executive exemption. Among other things it requires employee to be paid a monthly salary equal to at leas twice the state minimum wage.
Answer Applies to: California