California law starts from a presumption that all employees are non-exempt employees, meaning that they are not exempt from the Labor Code requirements, such as overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and minimum wage. Exempt employees are designated as such because they are “exempt” from certain wage and hour requirements due to their duties and
Department of Labor issues overtime rule changes
On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor issued long awaited changes to the Federal rules setting forth the requirements for employees to qualify as exempt under the white collar exemptions. Exempt employees are “exempt” from some labor laws governing employees, such as overtime pay. Exempt employees are designated as such because they are…
What other legal issues arise from an increase in California’s minimum wage?
By Anthony Zaller on
With Governor Brown’s signing of the bill raising California’s minimum wage to $10.00 per hour by January 2016, there are a few new considerations this triggers for California employers. This quick video discusses the increase in guaranteed salary employers must pay in order to for employees to qualify as exempt.