Beginning this year, there have been some major changes made to minimum wage requirements in California. There have been various news outlets and social media posts confusing the facts about what these new wage requirements actually mean. We’re here to clear some of the confusion.
Minimum salary requirements have not been increased since 2004. Current changes are being advertised as “New Overtime Rules,” causing a lot of confusion with many employers. If you operate a business within California, the minimum salary requirement has increased and continues to be much higher than the federal requirements. California employers must comply with the higher rate and ensure that any employees exempt who live outside of California, you must confirm that they make at least $35,568 annually.