Exempt Employee

California employees are either exempt or non-exempt. Exempt employees are not protected by many of the provisions of the California Labor Code or the IWC Wage Orders, such as overtime compensation or meal and rest break requirements.

There are many misconceptions about exempt employees and many employers either do not follow the law in order to properly classify the employee as exempt or misclassify non-exempt employees as exempt in order to avoid paying the employee with overtime wages and/or providing meal and rest breaks.  

One common misconception is that an employee is exempt simply because an employee is paid a salary. This is not the whole truth. 

This page addresses the most common categories of exempt employees and discusses in detail the requirements the employer must satisfy in order for the employee to be properly classified as exempt.

Contact a Los Angeles Lawyer

The Law Offices of Morris Nazarian provides representation to employees seeking the payment of overtime wages, minimum wages, missed meal and rest breaks, vacation wages, deductions from wages, severance pay, misclassification, independent contractor cases and other unpaid wages or commissions. We also handle harassment and discrimination claims.

If you have been denied overtime wages in the workplace, it is important that you speak to a knowledgeable overtime attorney who understands California overtime laws. Los Angeles overtime attorney Morris Nazarian has successfully represented employees who have been denied their hard-earned overtime compensation. Please contact Los Angeles Employment Attorney Morris Nazarian by calling (310) 284-7333 to make an appointment.