Recently I published a list of common exemptions under California law. This list of exemptions did not delve into the details of each exemption in detail, so I will be returning to a few of the exemptions to add more explanation about each exempt classification. I’m currently reading Paul Graham’s Hackers and Painters, Big


2012 Requirement



California Minimum Wage



$8.00 per hour (unchanged from previous years)


California’s Industrial Welfare Commission


San Francisco Minimum Wage



$10.24 per hour


City of San Francisco

Computer Professional Exempt Salary Rate




$38.89 or annual salary of not less than $81,026.25 for