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Overtime pay

If you are eligible, the Fair Labor Standards Act gives you the right to earn overtime pay. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division enforces this right.

Employers must pay overtime if:

The overtime rate must be at least 1.5 times the amount of your hourly pay rate. Your employer must pay you at the overtime rate for the extra hours you worked.

Learn more about overtime pay from the Department of Labor.

LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023


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