Properly Classifying Employees as Exempt, Nonexempt

CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Ellen Savage discuss how to properly classify employees as either exempt or nonexempt for wage and hour purposes — a top source of litigation between employees and employers.

The first place to start, Savage says, is by understanding the literal meaning of the term “exempt,” which is that employers are exempted from having to follow many of the wage and hour laws, such as overtime pay, keeping time cards and penalties for failure to take meal and rest breaks.

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