The Requirements of California Wage and Hour Law: A Primer

August 31, 2017

Author(s): Dale A. Hudson, Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan

Copyright © 2017 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. All rights reserved. Materials reproduced from Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin with the permission of Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

California employers are unquestionably subject to the most comprehensive and detailed set of wage and hour rules in the country. In addition to federal law, California employers must comply with myriad state-specific wage and hour laws, which has resulted in an epidemic of class-action lawsuits alleging violations of these laws by California employers. Many employers are not even aware of all of the regulatory mandates, creating low-hanging fruit for plaintiffs’ attorneys. This article provides an overview of the general California wage and hour rules that apply to companies with employees in California.

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