California Employer’s Guide To The Federal Overtime Exemptions

California Employer’s Guide To The Federal Overtime Exemptions


Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: First
ISBN: 0943178533
Pages: Over 290
Format: Print only


After more than 50 years, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new regulations revising the federal overtime exemption standards. The final regulations govern employers in virtually all industries. They define the “white collar exemptions” from the federal minimum wage and overtime rules for executive, administrative, professional, computer, and outside sales employees. They establish three tests that employees ordinarily must meet to be exempt. They also encourage employers to review their payroll practices and establish written policies that take advantage of a new “safe harbor” rule.

In this publication, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, reviews the breadth of the new rules and the updated exemption tests. The publication offers valuable insights into the critical features of the regulations, their relationship with California laws, and their impact on employers throughout the country. Among the subjects discussed in the publication are the following:

  • Overview Of Regulations
  • Executive Exemption
  • Administrative Exemption
  • Professional Exemption
  • Salary Basis Standards
  • Clarification Of Standards
  • Salary Level Test
  • Summary Of Changes
  • Outside Sales Employee Exemption
  • Exemption For Highly Paid Employees
  • Computer Employee Exemptions
  • Safe Harbor Rules
  • Significance In California
  • Key Definitions And Concepts