When am I owed overtime pay?

San Francisco Employment Attorney, Traci Hinden, explains when overtime pay legally should happen for hourly employees.

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So if you’re not an exempt employee, which means you’re not salaried, you’re an hourly employee, if you work more than 8 hours in one day, more than 40 hours in one week, or 7 days a week, you are owed overtime. And on the seventh day every hour of that day would be time and a half. After 8 hours, up to 12 hours you would be owed time and a half. Anything after 12 hours in one day would be double time, and anything over 40 hours a week would also be time and a half.