What is overtime? The Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) requires enterprises engaged
in interstate or foreign commerce and state and local governments
to pay overtime of 11/2 times an employee's regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess
of 40 hours in a workweek. There are several overtime pay requirements
outlined by the FLSA and its regulations, such as properly calculating
a workweek, when to pay overtime, what notices an employer must post
in the workplace, the fact that the right to overtime protection may
not be waived by an employee, and properly calculating employees'
regular rates of pay. Certain executive, professional administrative, computer professional, outside
sales, and highly compensated employees (HCEs) may be exempt from
the overtime rules.
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