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2002 Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual
Cautionary Note: All Wage Orders except Orders 14 and 17 contain references to specific Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections. These references are in the section of the Wage Orders that discuss their applicability. All the references relate to determining in employees meet the "Executive," ""Administrative," and/or "Professional" exemption.
Because the CFR sections referenced are those in effect when the Wage Orders were amended, and because some of the current CFRs have been amended, click on the link to access the correct 29 CFR language that is referenced in the Wage Orders 1-13 and 15 or click on the following link to access the correct 29 CFR language that is referenced in Wage Order 16.
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