Computer Software Professionals

Labor Code sec. 515.5 defines when computer software professional in California can be considered exempt. The requirements are both vague and detailed.

The vagueness comes from requiring that the employee be “highly skilled” and “proficient” in “theoretical and practical application of highly specialized information to computer systems analysis, programming, and software engineering.” Those terms just

I’ve ranted before about how hard it is for employers to comply with California employment laws.  For example, there was this post about the unfairness of punishing employers for violating laws when the courts don’t even agree on what the law requires.  A similar problem arises when the meaning of the law is relatively clear,