Hourly Pay Workers & Overtime Laws

If you are paid hourly, you receive a set amount for each hour you work. Hourly employees are paid for the specific number of hours they work each week.

Hourly Work Overtime Attorney

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), covered, non-exempt employees are entitled to time and a half pay for any hours worked over 40 per week. Most hourly pay employees are entitled to overtime pay. There are only a few exemptions under the FLSA that would apply to hourly employees so if you are being paid on an hourly basis and you are not paid time and a half after 40 hours per week, you can fill out our quick case evaluation for a free, confidential review.
  • Overtime Pay Calculation for Hourly Employees

    • Hourly Rate = $15 per hour
    • Total Weekly Hours = 50
    • $15 x 40 hours = $600 Regular Pay
    • $15 x 1.5 x 10 hours = $225 Overtime Pay
    • TOTAL Weekly Pay = $825
  • Some payroll systems may show the breakdown of pay as follows:
    • $15 x 50 hours = $750 Straight Time Pay for all hours
    • $15 x .5 x 10 hours = $75 Additional 1/2 Time for overtime hours (straight time pay for these hours included above)
    • TOTAL Weekly Pay = $825

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