Overtime

Employees covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), who are nonexempt, are entitled to receive a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, effective July 24, 2009. In Florida, the minimum wage is higher ($8.05 per hour effective January 1, 2015) and the higher rate should be applied.

Employees covered by the FLSA must be paid overtime at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.

The FLSA contains several exemptions from these basic provisions. Some apply to specific types of businesses, others apply to specific kinds of work.

The FLSA does not require:

  • Vacation, holiday, severance, or sick pay.
  • Meal or rest periods, holidays off, or vacations.
  • Premium pay for weekend or holiday work.
  • Pay raises or fringe benefits.
  • A discharge notice, reason for discharge, or immediate payment of final wages to terminated employees.

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The information provided in this page has been partially reproduced from the Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Fact Sheets.

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