Employee Classification: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor
- California's overtime exemptions are similar to those of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in some respects. However, there are several important differences that require special attention. See Overview.
- Employees must be exempt under both California and federal law in order to be exempt from California's overtime requirements.
- Most employees exempt from California's overtime requirements are also exempt from meal and rest break requirements. See Meal and Rest Break Exemptions.