In California, an eight-hour workday is considered a full day's work. Forty hours constitutes a full workweek. Hours worked in excess of eight hours in one day or 40 hours in one week are compensated for no less than one and one half times the normal hourly rate. On the seventh consecutive day of work, the first eight hours of work should also be paid at the rate of one and one half times the employee's hourly wage. After 12 hours of work in a single day, employees are to be compensated at two times their hourly wage. Anyone working more than eight hours on the seventh consecutive day of work should also receive double his or her hourly wage. These rules don't apply to independent contractors.