Happy New Year! This Friday’s five video covers five reminders about the minimum wage increase:
1. As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in California increased from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees (the increase is from $10.50 per hour to $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019).
2. With the increase in the state minimum wage, there is a corresponding raise in the minimum salary required to qualify as exempt under the “white collar” exemptions.
Therefore, on January 1, 2019, in order to qualify for a white collar exemption, the employee must receive an annual salary of at least $49,920 for large employers and $45,760 for small employers.
3. Salary amount need to be guaranteed, fixed amount.
4. The law also requires that the employee perform more than 50% of their time performing exempt duties.
5. Employers bear the burden of proof to establish the exemptions.