How Do You Find California Minimum Wage Laws?
California has one of the highest hourly wages in the United States under its state minimum wage laws. While the state rate applies to most employees, some employees are exempt from the minimum wage laws, and the lower federal hourly rate may apply instead. In either case, California workers and their employers should become familiar with the minimum wage laws of their state. Read on to learn more. Know your employment status. Types of employment that are exempt from minimum wage laws include commissioned salespersons or those who work for nonprofit organizations. To find out if your type of employment prevents you from earning the state minimum wage, review the exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (see the Resources section below). Be aware that California minimum wage laws include a special provision for sheepherders. The established wage for a sheepherder is a stipend of $1,200 per month. These wages may not be adjusted by meals or lodging expenses, which the employer must pro