In Minnesota, is my employer required to pay overtime for hours worked over 80 in a pay period?

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In Minnesota, is my employer required to pay overtime for hours worked over 80 in a pay period?

My employer told me he did not have to
pay me for the 320 hours of overtime I
have worked this year. I wanted to find
out if that was accurate, and if not,
what I can do about it.

Thank you,
Careen

Asked on January 8, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Overtime is not calculated by pay period or by day, but by week. It is based on weekly hours. Any week that you worked more than 40 hours in a week, you are entitled to overtime for all time past 40 hours. So look at your weekly hours, not either pay period or daily hours--just weekly. If not paid overtime for all time past 40 hours, contact your state's department of labor about filing a complaint.


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