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Unfortunately, the laws on at will employment allow an employer to dictate the terms and conditions of employment. If his company has him as an interstate driver, he could be exempt from overtime, but there is a likelihood he has been misclassified as a salary employee as he does not appear to cover his type of employment. The only thing he can do to try to get some relief is file a complaint with EDD regarding being misclassified as a salary employee and if they find he should be hourly they will make his employer go back and pay him for every hour he has worked, plus overtime. If his employer tries to retaliate against him for making the wage claim, he can sue the employer for such retaliation, as this retaliation is against the law.
Under CA law, he has a right to 1 day off out of seven days worked. If he is not getting that, then this too would be filed as a complaint with EDD.
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Under CA Labor Code 551 says ever person employed in every occupation is entitled to one day of rest out of 7. Also see: Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Cal., No. S22461 (May 8, 2017). Salary employees are generally exempt from this requirement, BUT as I said it is likely he is being misclassified to try to avoid the hourly pay and overtime requirements which is why I said he also needs to file a misclassification claim with EDD wage and hour division.