Wages and Salaries

​This section begins with a comprehensive discussion of California’s minimum standards for straight-time hourly wages, incentive pay and special pay arrangements as required by the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders.

The issue of overtime is discussed in Overtime Pay, the issue of hours worked is discussed in Hours of Work and Recording Time Worked, the issue of exempt versus nonexempt status is discussed in Exempt/Nonexempt and the issue of gender pay equality is discussed in​ Discrimination.

Paying employees the correct amount, timely payment of wages and the way in which payment is made are equally important. This section discusses these issues, including how and when you must pay terminating employees.

Finally, this section describes rules about tools, uniforms and equipment, work facilities and industry specific wage laws covering domestic services, garment industries and agriculture.