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The Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay overtime for all hours worked in excess of 48 per work week.
The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires some employers to pay overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 per work week. These employers include:
Overtime pay must be at least oneandonehalf times the employee's regular rate of pay, which is determined by dividing the total pay in any work week by the total hours worked in the week. Overtime is based on actual hours worked in a sevenday work week. Holiday hours, vacation time or sick leave are not counted in figuring overtime hours.
Some employees are exempt from Minnesota's overtime wages. The following is a partial list:
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