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Not all employees in Florida are eligible for overtime pay, but many are. Typically, eligible employees should receive overtime pay if they work more than 10 hours in a single shift or more than 40 hours in one work week. If you are entitled to overtime pay and haven’t been properly compensated, or if you’ve been told by your employer that you do not qualify for overtime pay despite being a nonexempt employee, you may have the grounds needed for a successful overtime compensation claim.

Exempt Vs. Nonexempt Employees

There are two kinds of employees: exempt and nonexempt. As a general rule, only nonexempt employees are routinely eligible for overtime compensation. If you are unsure of which type of employee you are, please read the general guidelines below.

Exempt Employees

You are likely an exempt employee if you:

  • Make over $455 per week
  • Hold any of the following distinctions or titles: executive, administrative, learned professional, creative professional, computer analyst, programmer, software engineer, outside sales, highly compensated employee or salaried employee

Nonexempt Employees

You are most likely considered a nonexempt employee if you:

  • Make less than $455 per week or $23,660 per year
  • Hold any of the following titles or distinctions: You are considered a “blue-collar” worker or non-managerial employee; perform work that requires repetitive operations with your hands, physical skill and energy; or are paid at an hourly rate, as a part-time employee, as a seasonal employee, etc.

Overtime Pay

All nonexempt employees and exempt employees who qualify for overtime pay must be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rates for all hours logged in overtime. You should be earning overtime if you work more than 10 hours in a single daily shift or more than 40 hours in any given work week. In Florida, there is no limit to how many hours of overtime for which you can be compensated. Therefore, if you work 60 hours in one week, your employer must pay you for 20 hours of overtime; for example, they cannot cap the amount at 10 hours per week.

Get The Help You Deserve

If you have discussed overtime compensation discrepancies with your manager or another appropriate entity at work and they have not been resolved, you need to contact experienced employment lawyer Craig Berman. He has over 25 years of legal experience and can help you resolve these issues so that you are compensated properly. Don’t let your employer take advantage of you – get the help you need today.

Berman Law Firm, P.A., provides trusted legal counsel to clients engaged in overtime compensation disputes in St. Petersburg and Tampa. Contact the office today at 727-547-3316 to schedule a free consultation with an esteemed employment lawyer.