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Employees Cannot Waive their Right to Overtime
Alternative workweek schedules (AWS) are allowed by California Law. An AWS is any regularly scheduled workweek requiring an employee to work more than eight hours in a 24-hour period. An AWS can be created for any readily identifiable work unit with the approval by secret ballot election of at least two-thirds of the affected employees in the work unit. The AWS may not require more than 10 hours of work per day or more than 40 hours of work in a workweek. Any overtime between 10 and 12 hours worked above the alternative workweek schedule must be paid at one and one-half times the regular rate of pay, and any overtime beyond 12 hours worked must be paid at twice the regular rate of pay. Let us guide you through the adoption process and filing the necessary documents the California Department of Industrial Relations.

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