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The DOL Proposed Changes to Exempt Status: Tip of The Iceberg For California Employers

There has been a flurry of articles analyzing the recently-proposed Department of Labor (DOL) regulations regarding white collar exemptions.  The DOL estimates that the new regulation will make approximately 21.4 million employees eligible for overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.

Employers, particularly those with employees in California, need to be aware that (1) these are proposed changes, and that the final regulations will almost certainly be different, and (2) California employers still need to comply with the most employee-friendly provision of any applicable law.  This means that California employers will have to examine not only the final DOL regulations when they are issued, but comply with the most generous provisions of federal, state, and local requirements.

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