California’s wage and hour laws rank among the toughest in the nation. When federal law sets a standard, California law often goes beyond that standard, requiring more of employers. With dual sets of regulations, the law easily becomes confusing, making compliance a challenging exercise for California employers.
This section explains federal and state wage and hour laws. You will learn how federal and state law interrelate and which prevails when provisions conflict. It thoroughly discusses all sources of wage and hours law:
- The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The California Labor Code
- Wage Orders created by California’s Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC)
The section also explains:
- The 17 California Wage Orders and how to determine which apply to your business
- How the law is enforced
- Requirements for record keeping
- Penalties for noncompliance
This section also contains sections on laws regulating industrial homeworkers, the car wash industry and sweat shops.