What Is The Law Regarding Overtime?

The Wage and Hour Act regulates wage rates for overtime pay. Unless specifically exempted, employees who work more than 40 hours during any workweek must be paid time and one­half the regular promised rate of pay, except that overtime begins after 45 hours for employees of seasonal recreational and amusement establishments.

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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