How Are You Paid? | Overtime FLSA

How Are You Paid?

Hourly

If you are paid hourly, you receive a set amount for each hour you work. Your pay will vary based on the actual number of hours you work each week. In most cases, hourly employees will be entitled to overtime pay. Click here for more information.

Salary

If you are paid on a salary basis, you should receive the same amount of pay for each week that you work regardless of the numbers of days or hours you work. Many salaried employees are still entitled to overtime pay. Employers often get this wrong. Click here for more information.

Day Rate

If you are paid on day rate basis, you should receive the same amount of pay for each day that you work regardless of the numbers of hours you work during the day. In almost all cases, day rate employees are entitled to overtime pay. Click here for more information.

Commission

Commissioned employees’ pay is calculated as a percentage of sales or services without regard to the number of hours worked. Some commissioned jobs are entitled to overtime pay. Click here for more information.

Other

The federal labor laws do not prohibit any specific pay structure; therefore, employers are free to structure pay for each job how they see fit. Some examples of other types of pay structures include piece rate pay, flag rate pay, tip pay, or pay as a 1099 worker. Click here for more information.

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