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Overtime – California Style - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 90 Minutes
  • June 2018
  • Region: United States
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4557340

This training program will discuss the wage and hour requirements for calculating and paying overtime in the state of california. The course will elaborate the requirements for calculating overtime and double time in California to ensure compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws.

Course "Overtime: California Style" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 California Credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar will explain the calculations needed for when an employee is paid different rates of pay within the same workweek and is due overtime pay. It will discuss the requirements for compensatory time off as opposed to make-up time and explain the difference between the two under California law. The program will also show where California follows the federal standards and where it differs and how to determine which has priority.

Attendees will gain a 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.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Overtime: CA has daily and weekly overtime and daily and weekly double time. Learn how to determine when it’s straight time, overtime or double time and how to calculate it.
  • The definition of a workweek and a workday and their effects on calculating overtime.
  • Alternative workweeks: Are your employees eligible to have alternative workweeks and are you required to offer them?
  • What are considered hours worked?
  • How does California require employers to calculate the regular rate of pay?
  • Do the eight exceptions to inclusion of payments in the regular rate of pay under the FLSA also apply in California?
  • Compensatory time instead of overtime-is it permitted in CA?
  • Handling make-up time properly.
  • What to do when an employee is paid two or more rates in a work week?
  • Overtime for piece workers and commissioned employees.
  • What is California’s policy on fluctuating workweeks and overtime pay?
  • Are meal and rest period sanctions included in the regular rate of pay?
  • Tip credit and compulsory service charges and their effect on overtime.
  • Wage orders and their requirements for overtime.
  • Overtime and agricultural workers--new rules


Topic Background
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. So the person processing payroll in the state must understand not only California’s overtime requirements but the federal as well.


  • Vicki M. Lambert
  • Ms Vicki M. Lambert,
    President and Academic Director ,
    The Payroll Advisor™

    The Payroll Advisor™ specializes in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States as well as serving as an in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside and the City of Hesperia.

    Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. She is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA.

Who Should Attend

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of paying employees overtime in California