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- News Flash! HRSPI Acquired. -

HR Solutions Partners, Inc. (HRSPI) is pleased to announce that HRSPI has recently been acquired by experienced Silicon Valley professionals.

The new owners recognize the value of the business and will maintain the existing HRSPI brand and service offerings. I have committed to serving as a member of the Advisory Board to assist in the transition and provide guidance and advice in 2021.

I am confident the new leadership will be able to bring not only the best and brightest HR talent to their clients but also to support their service offerings with state-of-the-art technology.

You can look forward to more details in the New Year!

Donna DeGrande, CEO
HR Solutions Partners, Inc.

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California Software Employees Exemption Rates Increase

CA increases exemption amount for software employees

California has adjusted the minimum compensation rates that computer software employees must be paid to be exempt from state overtime pay requirements.

Effective January 1, 2019, the law will exempt computer software employees whose compensation is at least $45.41 per hour, or an annual salary of not less than $94,603.25 for full-time employment and paid not less than $7,883.62 per month. This is an increase from $43.58 per hour or $90,790.07 annually.

However, additional work-specific requirements must be satisfied in order for an employee to be considered exempt.

Computer Software Employee Exemption

To qualify for this exemption, an employee generally must:

1) Be primarily engaged in intellectual or creative work requiring discretion and independent judgment.

2) Be primarily engaged in duties consisting of one or more of the following:

  • Application of systems analysis techniques and procedures to determine hardware, software, or system functional specifications.
  • Design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to, user or system design specifications.
  • Documentation, testing, creation, or modification of computer programs related to the design of software or hardware for computer operating systems.

3) Be highly skilled and proficient in the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized information to computer systems analysis, programming, and software engineering.

4) Have compensation of at least $43.58 per hour ($45.41 in 2019), or an annual salary of not less than $90,790.07 for full-time employment ($94,603.25 in 2019) and paid not less than $7,565.85 per month ($7,883.62 in 2019).

For more information, including situations when this exemption does not apply, visit the DLSE glossary.

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