News & Updates
August 12, 2016
A new law in California provides that itemized wage statements are not required to show total hours worked by certain exempt employees.
Semimonthly or at the time of each payment of wages, an employer in California must furnish to its employees (either as a detachable part of the checks, drafts, or vouchers paying the employees' wages, or separately if wages are paid by personal check or cash) an accurate itemized wage statement in writing showing certain required information.
The required information includes (among other things) total hours worked by the employee—except for any employee whose compensation is solely based on a salary and who is exempt from the payment of overtime under California law (§ (a)) or any applicable order of the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC). Effective January 1, 2017, a new law clarifies this particular exception.
Hours Worked Not Required on Wage Statements for Certain Exempt Employees
Under the new law, an itemized wage statement furnished by an employer will not be required to show total hours worked by the employee if any of the following apply:
The new law is effective January 1, 2017. Click here to read the text of the law.
To review other laws specific to California, visit the State Laws section, click on California, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.