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California Business Law Deskbook
20122013 Edition Issued in December 2012

This Chapter summarizes some of the wage and hour issues that employers may encounter in the workplace, including: the classication of exempt employees; pay stub and recordkeeping requirements; the payment of wages; minimum wage; and the payment of overtime compensation, including the determination of hours worked and the regular rate of pay. This Chapter focuses on California law, but it also includes some federal law. Given the substantial volume of activity in the wage and hour area, this Chapter cannot identify every issue that employers may face or fully explore all of the issues covered in this Chapter. In addition, changes in the law may occur in some of the topic covered in this Chapter after publication of this Deskbook. Therefore, the intent of this Chapter is to identify some of the important issues that may arise and to prompt employers to consider whether further analysis of those issues would benet them.

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