Overtime Pay Laws by State

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes wage and hour rules that cover most employers and employees in the American workforce. The FLSA requires nonexempt employees to be paid time-and-a-half for all time worked that exceeds 40 hours in a workweek. Some states have their own requirements for overtime pay that supplement federal labor and employment law.

Employers must ensure that their overtime practices meet the requirements of both the FLSA and state wage laws. Employers who violate overtime pay requirements can be sued by their employees to recover back pay, court costs, attorney’s fees, and additional liquidated damages equal to the back pay amount.

[Download the full State Overtime Laws Chart to easily compare state-by-state overtime rules and rates.]

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