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. 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.
  • Example 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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