If we are working a 40 hour work week, plus another 5-8 hours on a Sunday, for a 45-48 hours total, is the company required to pay us overtime?

We work for a supermarket.

Asked on November 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Federal/state law has requirements for who should recieve overtime pay. Some employees are known as "exempt" which means that the OT laws do not apply to them; other workers are "non-exempt" which means that OT laws do apply.
If you are a "non-exempt" employee, than you and all other non-exempt co-workers are entitled to overtime pay for any hours over 40 that you work in a week. Non-exempt typically refers to hourly workers, although that is not always the case.
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