Overtime and Minimum Wage Rules
All household employees are classified as hourly (non-exempt) and must be paid the minimum wage in your state (or city), and must receive overtime.
Minimum Wage Map:
The U.S. Dept. of Labor stipulates any hours over 40 in one week is considered overtime, at 1.5x the pay rate.
Californians: In-home workers are protected by many of the same rules as regular workers, and overtime is a critical one. The basic and most common situation is to pay overtime (1.5x the hourly rate) for any hours worked over 8 in the same day or over 40 regular hours in a week.
If your household employee is considered a “personal attendant”, then the law changes to 9 hours a day. Read here for ALL the overtime rules that might apply to you.