A high salary doesn’t automatically make an employee exempt in California, and neither does a fancy job title. California and federal rules on classifying an employee as exempt are tricky and often misunderstood.
Classification mistakes are highly litigated and extremely costly for employers. Misclassify an employee as exempt and you could face a back-pay nightmare and severe penalties for failing to pay overtime as well as failing to provide meal and rest breaks.
“Some of the largest multimillion-dollar awards of back pay by the courts result from employers misclassifying nonexempt employees as exempt from overtime,” says Erika Frank, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber executive vice president, legal affairs. “Always assume employees are nonexempt unless they clearly meet the salary and job duties tests of an exempt position.”
Are you in compliance? Join our employment law experts for a review of correctly classifying and paying exempt employees (and understanding the difference from nonexempt), including:
- Consequences of misclassification
- Federal requirements
- State law and California Wage Orders
- Salary basis test
- Overview of different exemptions under California law
- Salary deductions for exempt employees
- Wage and hour issues for exempt employees
Live Webinar: Classifying Exempt Employees in California
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT
Price: $199.00 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members)
Register online or call (800) 331-8877. This webinar is approved for 1.5 HRCI recertification, SHRM professional development and MCLE credits. Your webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.
In the San Diego area on June 21? Don’t miss CalChamber’s popular one-day seminar in La Jolla, Leaves of Absence: Making Sense of It All.