Part owner as employee working over time?
2 attorney answers
Far more would need to be known about your ownership status and your job responsibilities to give you an accurate answer. Overtime is only payable to non-exempt employees. You would be an exempt employee if you are paid a salary that is at least double the minimum wage assuming a 40-hour workweek, and you spend the majority of your time performing tasks that are considered administrative, professional or executive as those terms are defined in the Wage Order for your industry.
If you want to know the answer to this question the best course of action would be to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney to explore your situation. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law offer a free or low cost consultation.
Good luck to you.
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