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California law requires that an nonexempt hourly employee must be paid for at least one half of their regular schedule, but no less than two hours. IWC 5-2001 5.A. The workaround would be to schedule your employees for two hours, and then if the client shows up, then you can ask the employee if they want to work the additional five hours for the day. Obviously, the risk is that the employee says, "no." But, at least you won't be paying for hours not worked.
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