What Is The Law Regarding Overtime?

Employees shall be paid time and one­half of the regular rate of pay for any work in excess of Forty hours per workweek; twelve hours per workday; or twelve consecutive hours without regard to the starting and ending time of the workday (excluding duty free meal periods), whichever calculation results in the greater payment of wages.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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