California Overtime Exemptions

Before exploring the California Overtime Exemptions, you have to remember the following: The employer bears the responsibility of proving any exemption from the requirements of the IWC Wage Orders. Walling v. General Industries Co., 330 U.S. 545 (1947). In other words, an employee is nonexempt unless and until an employer proves that the employee is exempt.

The following types of employees in California are exempt from overtime pay: