California employees misclassified as exempt
Unfortunately employers sometimes misclassify employees as exempt to avoid paying those workers overtime pay and other benefits entitled to non-exempt employees. Whether employees are intentionally or mistakenly misclassified, employers may owe misclassified employees back-wages and other benefits under the law.
California laws differ from federal exempt employee requirements. Where California law provides greater protections to an employee than the federal requirements, employers must comply with California law.