What Is The Law Regarding Overtime?

Employers must pay 1 and ½ times regular pay for hours in excess of 40 hours per week. Employers in certain industries may select 20 work­weeks per year during which they shall be exempt from the overtime compensation requirement, although they must pay 1 and 1/2 times the regular rate for hours in excess of 48 per week. These industries are agriculture; first processing of dairy products; processing of sugar cane molasses or sugar cane; first processing or canning or packing and agricultural or horticultural commodity; handling, slaughtering, or dressing poultry or livestock; agriculture and processing of agricultural products seasonally; or first processing or canning or packing of seasonal fresh fruits.

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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