Calif. Aims To Raise Bar On Overtime Salary Test

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 11:11 AM EDT) -- The California Senate is poised to act on a bill that would require employers to meet a higher salary threshold for employees it seeks to categorize as exempt from overtime requirements. In so doing, the state is once again consciously moving to counteract what legislators see as the erosion of workers’ rights at the federal level.

Current law requires employers to pay employees overtime for all hours worked beyond eight in a day or 40 in a workweek, and to provide those employees with meal and...
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