Overtime Law By State - 2017 Overtime Pay Rules & Regulations
Overtime, like the Minimum Wage, was established by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) in the 1930s to protect workers from being exploited and overworked by their employers. Under
federal overtime law, all non-exempt workers are entitled to be paid at least 1.5 times their normal wage (time-and-a-half pay) for all hours worked
over a total of 40 hours in any single 7-day period.
Minimum-Wage.org provides information on overtime laws and statistics broken down by state. Each state has different laws as to how many hours
must be worked and in what time period to constitute overtime, and the applicable "overtime minimum wage" (derived from the local
state minimum wage) varies depending on the state you
live and work in.
Unpaid overtime is a growing problem among employers in America, and many workers are not being paid the overtime they are entitled to by state and
federal overtime law. Learn how to claim unpaid overtime wages.