I get paid $10/hour. My 8-hour shift ended at 3:30 p.m. and I reported back to work at 5:30 p.m. the same day for an hour-long training meeting. Am I entitled to reporting time pay?
Yes. Your employer must pay you 1 hour of reporting time pay. Since you already worked an 8-hour shift, and had to report to work twice in one day. In California, if you have to report to work for a second time in one day and work less than 2 hours in your second shift, you must be paid for 2 hours of reporting time pay at your normal rate. Since your meeting was 1 hour long, you are entitled to an additional 1 hour of reporting time pay. Also, since you already worked an 8-hour shift, the meeting counts as overtime. Therefore, you are entitled to 1 hour of overtime pay in addition to reporting time pay. You overall pay for that day would look like this:
8-hour shift @ $10/hour = $80.00
1 hour of reporting time pay = 10.00
1 hour of overtime pay @ time and a half = 15.00
Total Pay Due = $105.00
Jane worked her normal 8-hour shift which ended at 3:30 p.m. Jane was asked by her employer to return at 5:30 p.m. that same day for a 1 hour long training session. Jane returned at 5:30 p.m. and left at 6:30 p.m. Jane is entitled to reporting time pay, as well as overtime pay because training sessions are considered as hours worked. Since Jane reported to work for the second time in one day, and worked only 1 hour, she is entitled to an additional 1 hour of reporting time pay at her normal rate. Also, since Jane already worked 8 hours that day before the training session, she is entitled to one hour of overtime pay at time and a half. For that day, Jane should be paid for 9 hours at her normal rate and 1 hour at time and a half. If Jane’s rate is $10 per hour, she would have earned $105.00 for that day. If Jane’s employer does not pay Jane reporting time pay and overtime pay, she may want to file a reporting time pay wage claim in California to recover those wages.
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