Overtime Pay

​Federal Overtime Ruling Update: On November 22, 2016, a federal court issued an order blocking the Department of Labor from enforcing the new federal overtime rules, which were set to take effect on December 1, 2016. Accordingly, California employers should apply the California salary test to determine whether an employee can be classified as exempt under the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. The minimum monthly salary test for most exempt executive, administrative and professional employees is no less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment - $3,466.67 per month for 2016​​. CalChamber is in the process of updating HRCalifornia and will provide more information as it becomes available.

​This section ​provides a detailed explanation of the rules and exceptions for paying overtime in California. California laws favor employees more than federal rules and exceptions. ​