I'm a new grad, all clinical experience, I live in So Cali. I work extended care 3days 12hours, 1 pt SCI 24/7 vent. I do meds, wound care/treatments, ADLs, cook and laundry. In Cali do I get overtime if I go over 40hrs in a week? Or is extended care exempt? I'm not 1099 so they remove taxes ect, but I get no vacation or sick days. I work for an agency. I've tried looking but it's too confusing.
Feb 9, '13
Forgot to add I'm paid $18hr
Feb 9, '13
I get OT if I a. go over 8 hours a day or b. go over 36 hours a week. I work for a unionized hospital, so your facility/agency's policy may vary from mine.
Generally, if you have an hourly salary, you would not be exempt from OT...so you should be getting it if you are going over 40 hours a week.
I agree--the CA government websites are confusing. So have you dropped the CA Division of Labor Standards Enforcement an e-mail to ask? I would. They would give you the most accurate answer.
Feb 11, '13
I've worked for an agency before and OT is given only after 40 hours a week. I've worked 60-hour weeks so... No fun. And at $10 an hour if I'm lucky! Ha ha.
Hopefully that helps some.
Feb 19, '13
I'm a CNA in California and I'd be interested in finding out what the dept of labor says about this. I work at a hospital for an agency and I get OT if I work over 8 hrs in a day. But, I know people who work at the same hospital for different agencies and they have told me they work 60 hours per week sometimes, but don't get overtime. I figured my agency is paying me OT because of their own policies, not the law.
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