Berger & Montague, P.C. is investigating potential class
action lawsuits on behalf of California employees who worked more
than six days in a row without overtime pay.
In 1999, California passed the Eight-Hour-Day Restoration and
Workplace Flexibility Act. Under this law, employers are prohibited
from requiring an employee to work more than six days in a row. If
an employee does work for more than six days in a row, the first
eight hours worked on the seventh day must be compensated at 1.5x
the normal hourly wage. Any time worked beyond the first eight
hours must be compensated at 2x the normal hourly wage.
the law apply to all California employees?
No. The law applies to all full-time California employees as
long as they're not:
- Working under a collective bargaining agreement
- A doctor, surgeon, private school teacher, or computer software
- Already exempt from overtime under the administrative,
executive, or professional exemption
This law does not apply to part-time employees.
California 7th day
There have been numerous California 7th day
overtime class action settlements over the past several years:
- Lowe's: In June 2011, Lowe's Home
Improvement Warehouse Inc. agreed to pay $600,000 to a proposed
class of former employees who accused the company of consistently
requiring them to work more than seven consecutive days without
- CVS: In February 2016, CVS Pharmacy
Inc. paid $7.4 million to more than 1,600 pharmacists to end three
separate class actions accusing the company of illegally forcing
employees to work seven days in a row without overtime pay.
If you are a California employee who has worked more than six
days in a row without overtime pay, contact Berger & Montague.
You may be able to file a class action lawsuit.
have to pay to consult with an attorney?
We are happy to talk with you about your potential claims free
of charge. If we decide to represent you in a lawsuit, we will
enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A
contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we win, and that
we will receive our fees from the amount paid by the Defendant in
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