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Louisiana state overtime laws dictate that a non-exempt worker who works more than 40 hours in a given work week must be paid 1.5 times his or her normal hourly rate (“time-and-a-half”) for each hour of overtime. Since the minimum wage for workers in Louisiana is $7.25 per hour, this means that overtime wages must total at least $10.88 per hour. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for Louisiana employers to take advantage of a general lack of knowledge regarding state overtime laws to illegally deny their workers the overtime pay to which they are entitled. This page on Louisiana state overtime laws has been written by the national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm to help Louisiana employees learn more about their rights.

Louisiana State Overtime Exemptions

The FLSA is the body of laws enforced by the federal government to ensure that workers in the United States are treated and paid fairly. Louisiana state overtime laws are based on the FLSA, and under these laws the following types of employees are exempt from, or not entitled to, overtime pay:

  • Executive
  • Professional
  • Administrative

Additionally, in Louisiana the following types of employees may not be entitled to overtime pay:

  • Some farm or agriculture workers
  • Transportation workers
  • Workers who live and work at the same address
  • Independent contractors
  • Professionals who set their own hours, such as outside sales professionals

Louisiana Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

A two-year statute of limitations means that Louisiana employees who feel they have been illegally denied overtime pay are eligible to recover back pay for up to two years prior to the date upon which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. Overtime laws in Louisiana can be complex and it is a good idea for individuals wishing to pursue back pay for overtime wages to retain the counsel of an experienced employment lawyer to make sure they recover the full compensation to which they are entitled. To learn more about how we can help you pursue the full pay you deserve, contact the overtime pay lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule an overtime pay lawsuit consultation.

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