Archive for the ‘Exempt/Nonexempt’ Category

Recent CalChamber Podcasts on Common Employer Problems: Misclassification, Breaks

The latest two episodes of The Workplace, a CalChamber podcast, deal with common issues employers face — misclassifying workers and not following meal and rest break rules. Employee Misclassification There are so many different types of workers: hourly employees, managers, supervisors, exempt employees, and independent contractors. But how do you classify each one under California […]

14 Jun 19 - Exempt/Nonexempt, Meal and Rest Break - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Not All Salaried Employees Are Exempt; June’s Webinar Explains Why

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 […]

4 Jun 19 - Exempt/Nonexempt - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Federal Overtime Laws

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court held that service advisors at car dealerships are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay requirement under an exemption for any “salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles …” (Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, No. 16-1632 (April 2, 2018)). Auto service advisors […]

3 Apr 18 - Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Accelerates Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that accelerates the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees is awaiting action on the Senate Floor. CalChamber is opposed to AB 1565 (Thurmond; D-Richmond) because if passed into law, it will significantly increase costs, especially on small employers who currently have a delayed increase under the minimum wage scheduled increases. Imposes a […]

23 Aug 17 - Exempt/Nonexempt - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2017. DIR released initial rates on October 5 but later corrected these rates after the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics released a revision […]

30 Nov 16 - Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »