The law guarantees farmworkers the state minimum wage of $7.25 an hour on all farms except for the following employees:
- The employee's immediate family members
- Seasonal hand harvest workers paid on a piece rate basis where the employee commutes daily from a permanent residence and works less than 13 weeks a year
- Children 16 years or younger employed in hand harvest labor on the same farm as their parents
- Employees engaged in range production of livestock (cattle and sheep)
The law does not require farmworkers to be paid overtime.
The law does not require farmworkers to be paid only on an hourly basis. They can work and be paid on a piece rate basis. However, when working on a piece rate basis, employers must keep records to document that the amount earned by piece rate is not less than the state and federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.