Do California State Laws apply to public employers? If you work in the public sector such as a public hospital, school district, fire department, mass transit, or public works agency, the state and federal labor laws may be a bit different. For example, in the private sector, the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act requires most employers to pay overtime for any hours worked in excess of 8 in a given day; however, public agencies are not entitled to the daily overtime statute.

If you’re unsure whether the public agency violated state or federal law, it’s best to contact the employment lawyers at the Law Offices of Garry M. Tetalman today. A simple phone call to (805) 879-7518 can help you through the technicalities.