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When are workers in Florida entitled to overtime pay?

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2022 | Employment Law

There are many types of jobs that people have in Florida. People work different types of hours and earn different amounts of income. Some receive salaries, some are paid based on commissions, others are paid hourly. No matter how they are paid, they need to be paid for the work that they complete.

There are different rules on how workers need to be paid, depending on how they are paid and their role within their company. There are many hourly employees who are entitled to overtime pay. Most employees who are paid hourly are entitled to overtime pay.

Overtime pay laws for hourly employees

Employees who are entitled to overtime pay must receive time and half their normal hourly rate for the hours that they work above 40 hours in a week. They are also entitled to overtime pay for hours worked over 10 hours in a day. For example, if a worker is paid $15 per hour as their normal hourly rate and they work 45 hours in a week, they must be paid $22.50 per hour for 5 hours that week.

If employers do not follow the laws regarding overtime pay, the employee may be entitled to compensation for the income they lost. There could be other damages as well as other penalties that the employers must pay for violating the law.

Employees exempt from overtime pay laws

These rules apply mainly to hourly workers. There are many salaried employees who do not need to be paid overtime if they work over 40 hours in a week. These are known as exempt employees. These types of employees include those classified as executives, administration, professionals such as lawyers, doctors, engineers, skilled computer specialists and others, outside sales and some other salaried positions.

It is important that employees in Florida are paid for the hours they work and are also paid correctly for all hours they work. This includes being paid the proper amount for all overtime hours they work. It is important to know the type of job people have and to know whether they fall into one of the exempt categories of employees.

If employees are not receiving their overtime pay or are classified incorrectly, they could be entitled to compensation. Experienced employment law attorneys understand the different classifications of employees and may be able to help protect employees’ rights.