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DOL’s Proposal for Exempt Employees Doesn’t Meet CA’s Standard

The following is a guest blog post by Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles. He represents employers in various labor and employment matters.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new salary standard for exempt employees under the federal wage and hour law. But it falls below California’s standard.

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Legal Limbo: Law Grad Not Yet a Licensed Attorney, but Denied Overtime

It’s legal limbo for law grads: They are not yet licensed to practice law (with all the benefits that come with that), but they are saddled with exempt status for purposes of overtime pay. At least that’s what the First District Court of Appeal has recently held.