Bill would raise overtime threshold in California

As the revised federal overtime rule languishes in legal limbo, at least one California legislator is tired of waiting for the feds to act. Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has proposed raising California’s overtime threshold to the higher of $3,956 per month ($47,472 annually) or twice the state’s minimum wage for executive, administrative and or professional employees.

If passed, employees who perform work in those three categories would have to be paid more than the threshold figure to be exempt from overtime laws. Current state law pegs the threshold at twice the state’s minimum wage, which equates to $41,600 annually for employers with 25 or fewer employees or $43,680 for larger employers.