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.

If you have more questions about overtime law, visit the Overtime Law FAQ or the Overtime Pay Guide. For state-specific information, find your state on the list below. If still cannot find what you need, you can ask your overtime law question.

Overtime Laws By State, Listed with State Minimum Overtime Wage
Alabama Overtime Law $10.88
Alaska Overtime Law $14.70
Arizona Overtime Law $15.00
Arkansas Overtime Law $12.75
California Overtime Law $15.75
Colorado Overtime Law $13.95
Connecticut Overtime Law $15.15
Delaware Overtime Law $12.38
District of Columbia Overtime Law $17.25
Florida Overtime Law $12.15
Georgia Overtime Law $7.73
Guam Overtime Law $12.38
Hawaii Overtime Law $13.88
Idaho Overtime Law $10.88
Illinois Overtime Law $12.38
Indiana Overtime Law $10.88
Iowa Overtime Law $10.88
Kansas Overtime Law $10.88
Kentucky Overtime Law $10.88
Louisiana Overtime Law $10.88
Maine Overtime Law $13.50
Maryland Overtime Law $13.13
Massachusetts Overtime Law $16.50
Michigan Overtime Law $13.35
Minnesota Overtime Law $14.25
Mississippi Overtime Law $10.88
Missouri Overtime Law $11.55
Montana Overtime Law $12.23
Nebraska Overtime Law $13.50
Nevada Overtime Law $12.38
New Hampshire Overtime Law $10.88
New Jersey Overtime Law $12.66
New Mexico Overtime Law $11.25
New York Overtime Law $14.55
North Carolina Overtime Law $10.88
North Dakota Overtime Law $10.88
Ohio Overtime Law $12.23
Oklahoma Overtime Law $10.88
Oregon Overtime Law $14.63
Pennsylvania Overtime Law $10.88
Puerto Rico Overtime Law $10.88
Rhode Island Overtime Law $14.40
South Carolina Overtime Law $10.88
South Dakota Overtime Law $12.98
Tennessee Overtime Law $10.88
Texas Overtime Law $10.88
U.S. Virgin Islands Overtime Law $10.88
Utah Overtime Law $10.88
Vermont Overtime Law $15.00
Virginia Overtime Law $10.88
Washington Overtime Law $16.50
West Virginia Overtime Law $13.13
Wisconsin Overtime Law $10.88
Wyoming Overtime Law $7.73
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