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Yes. An employer can require an employee to work overtime but must pay the rate of timeandahalf the regular rate of the employee's pay for over 40 hours in a sevenday period.
Those exempt from overtime include employees engaged in the ginning of cotton, agriculture, professional, administrative, executive and outside sales.
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