As a reminder, California's minimum wage has increased from $6.75 per hour to $7.50, effective January 1, 2007. As a result, the minimum salary thresholds for the administrative, executive, professional and inside sales overtime exemptions must be adjusted accordingly. A further minimum wage increase to $8.00 per hour will take effect on January 1, 2008.

Also effective January 1, 2007, the state's Computer Professional exemption's minimum hourly rate rose to $49.77 per hour.