The United States Department of Labor has an excellent website which provides detailed information on fair labor laws including the requirement that employers pay time and half for overtime work for non-exempt employees.
The website is located here. With regard to federal overtime laws, the website states:
An employer who requires or permits an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay the employee premium pay for such overtime work. Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek of at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay. The FLSA does not require overtime pay for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or regular days of rest, unless overtime hours are worked on such days.
The website contains links to question and answer pages on overtime laws:
FairPay Web Site
The Department of Labor has revised and clarified the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FairPay site contains helpful fact sheets explaining these changes and also includes the revised regulations and an online training program to make this transition easy for employers and employees.
FairPay Fact Sheets By Occupation
Consult these fact sheets for specific information about changes to overtime pay in your occupation.
FairPay Fact Sheets By Exemption
Consult these fact sheets for specific information about changes to overtime pay for certain exempt employees.
Fact Sheet on the Overtime Pay Requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (PDF)
Provides general information concerning the application of the overtime pay provisions of the FLSA.
“When Is Overtime Due?”
Information about overtime.
“Is Extra Pay Required For Weekend Or Night Work?”
Additional information about overtime pay.
“When Is Double Time Due?”
Additional information about overtime pay.
Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act
Answers many questions about the FLSA and gives information about certain occupations that are exempt from the Act.
Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet
General information about who is covered by the FLSA.
If you believe you might be part of a class of employees forced to work off the clock or have othewise been denied overtime pay, Lubin Austermuehle may be able to help your pursue your own overtime class action. For a free consultation on your rights as an employee, contact us today.
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