Wage Rates Increased for Computer Professional and Physician and Surgeon Exemptions

Winter 2011Newsletters California Update

Some computer professionals, and licensed physicians and surgeons, are exempt from overtime if they meet specific wage requirements. The minimum pay rates are determined annually by the California Division of Labor Statistics and Research. After two years without changes, the rates will increase in 2012.

Effective January 1, 2012, computer professionals must make at least one of the following rates in order to be eligible for the exemption: $38.89 per hour, $6,752.19 per month or $81,026.25 per year.

Effective January 1, 2012, licensed physicians and surgeons must make at least $70.86 per hour.

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