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Minimum Salary Rate Increases for California Computer Software Professional Exemption Announced

The required compensation levels for employees exempt from overtime rate of pay requirements under the California computer software professional exemption will increase by 2.2 percent from current levels beginning January 1, 2015, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced.

This means that the minimum hourly rate of pay necessary to qualify for the exemption will increase from $40.38 to $41.27; the minimum monthly salary will increase from $7,010.88 to $7,165.12; and the minimum annual salary will increase from $84,130.53 to $85,981.40.  Employers are reminded that in addition to the salary requirement, California employees also must meet a stringent duties test to qualify for the exemption.  

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Jamerson C. Allen is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined Jackson Lewis in 1989.

Mr. Allen represents employers in a wide variety of matters, including defending against claims for wrongful termination, wage hour violations, workplace harassment, defamation and discrimination on the basis of disability, pregnancy, sex, race, age, and national origin. Mr. Allen has also represented a number of employers in public accommodation cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities...

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