When are employers required to pay overtime?
Labor and Employment Law
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek. However, some workers are exempt from these rules. Exempt workers are typically those who perform high-level or specialized work and make a certain annual salary. A local employment attorney can answer questions about your eligibility for overtime based on your particular circumstances.