Salaried game artist in CA - what's the law for overtime?
February 16, 2012 11:49 AM Subscribe
I need to figure out if my coworkers and I are owed overtime pay. I'm getting conflicting information everywhere I go, and if I need to refer to a lawyer in the end so be it. Maybe you guys can help though... We're salaried video game artists in California.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (18 answers total)
This is a studio of artists only, no programmers, which makes looking online for answers a little harder. I've poured over previous class-action lawsuits in the industry relating to overtime pay but they're scarce on the details I really need. Everyone here is salaried, and we usually work 40-hour weeks. Occasionally however (or rather, more and more recently) scheduling conflicts demand that we work longer hours and weekends.
We have a really scummy boss that only cares about the bottom line (resume polishing, yep) and sometimes we get paid for our extra hours and sometimes we don't. There's zero consistency and lots of confusion.
So as salaried game artists in CA, what are our applicable overtime laws? Is there other relevant info I'd need to provide to figure this out?
I apologize in advance if this is actually a really clear-cut issue and I've missed it.