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Kansas state overtime laws are in place to ensure that all non-exempt employees in Kansas are paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for all hours that exceed 40 hours in a given work week. As Kansas minimum wage is currently $7.25, this means the entitled employees should be earning at least $10.88 for every hour of overtime they work. The employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm are aware that many Kansas workers are illegally denied overtime pay every year, so we have provided this overview of Kansas overtime laws to help these honest employees protect their rights.

Kansas State Overtime Exemptions

If you work in Kansas, the state overtime laws that govern overtime pay exemptions are the same as the federal overtime pay laws established by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act).According to both state and federal laws, the following types of employees are exempt from, or not entitled to, overtime pay:

  • Professional
  • Administrative
  • Executive

In addition to these types of workers, Kansas overtime laws also state that these other types of employees may are not entitled to extra pay for overtime hours:

  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales professionals who set their own hours
  • Transportation workers
  • Employees who live and work at the same address

Kansas Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Kansas state overtime laws can be complex and are best understood by an experienced employment lawyer. There is a two-year statute of limitations assigned for overtime lawsuits in Kansas, which means that workers in this state are entitled to back pay for up to two years prior to the date on which they filed suit if their lawsuits are successful. If you work in Kansas, you may also be entitled to additional compensation for your damages if you can prove you were not paid the overtime wages guaranteed to you by state law. To learn whether your rights under Kansas overtime law were violated, contact an employment lawyer at Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a consultation.

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