Overtime Explained in plain language

The FLSA does require that coverednonexempt workers be paid not less than time and one-half the employee’s regular rate for time worked over 40 hours in a workweek.  What this means is that you get paid overtime if you have worked overtime if you work more than 40 hours in a week. Learn more about overtime pay by reading this Fact Sheet from the DOL.

Are you being paid for all hours worked?

In determining if you have been paid overtime properly, you have to look at all the compensable hours you worked.

State by State Overtime Laws

Some states calculate overtime differently, however. For example, California and a few other states have a daily overtime standard, which makes employees eligible for overtime once they have worked eight hours in a day, even if they don’t work more than 40 hours in a week.

Click here if you want to learn about what is compensable time for overtime purposes. The overtime lawyers of the Tran Law Firm represents clients who have not been fairly paid. If you think you are owed back pay or had illegal deductions made from your wages, contact the overtime lawyers at the Tran Law Firm to review your overtime case.

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