Overtime in Minnesota

Overtime Under Federal Law:  Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at least one-and-one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a single workweek.  See 29 U.S.C. § 207.

Overtime Under Minnesota Law:  Under Minnesota law, employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at least one-and-one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 48 hours in a single workweek.  See Minn. Stat. § 177.25.  However, because the majority of employers are subject to the federal FLSA, most employers in Minnesota must pay overtime to non-exempt employees for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a single workweek.

About Michael Miller

Michael is a Chambers-rated attorney in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits, and Labor group and is head of the firm’s Employment Law Counseling and Compliance practice group. He has 25 years experience counseling employers to prevent unwanted litigation and advises companies of ongoing changes in federal, state and local employment law. Michael advises employers in all areas of employment law including discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, affirmative action plans, background checking, and drug/alcohol testing. For Michael's full bio, click here.

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