In California, many workers are entitled to receiving overtime and minimum wage protections. However, for several industries and types of employees, they do not receive the benefit of these protections. The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides the “floor” for the minimum protections workers can expect to receive under the law. California follows this statute, and therefore, its provisions will be most pertinent to the discussion at hand. White Collar Workers The salaried executive, administrative and professional employees are exempt. . . . .
California has the reputation of being a progressive state, with higher wages, stronger protections for employees, and more acceptance of unions and collective bargaining. While this is true to an extent, California still has fairly strict laws concerning how to pay employees, and these laws must be balanced with various federal mandates. Federal and State Law: The Interplay California employers have to be aware of the overlap between the federal and state statutes concerning compensation of California workers. The Fair . . . .