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Maryland state overtime laws designed to protect the workers of this state mandate that all non-exempt employees who work longer than a 40-hour work week must be paid at a rate of “time-and-a-half”, or 1.5 times their regular hourly rate, for every overtime hour they work. Minimum wage in Maryland is currently $7.25 per hour, so the minimum rate of pay for overtime hours worked in Maryland is $10.88 per hour. Unfortunately, sometimes unscrupulous employers take advantage of a lack of understanding of Maryland state overtime laws to illegally deny their workers overtime pay. The national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have composed this overview of Maryland state overtime laws to help employees better understand their rights.

Maryland State Overtime Exemptions

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the body of laws overseen by the federal Department of Labor to ensure that American employees receive fair treatment and pay. Maryland state overtime laws are closely modeled after these laws in that the following types of employees are exempt from overtime pay in Maryland:

  • Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Executives

Other categories of employees who may not be entitled to overtime pay in Maryland include:

  • Some farm and agriculture workers
  • Transportation employees
  • Outside sales professionals
  • People who live and work at the same address
  • Independent contractors

Maryland Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you work in Maryland and suspect that you are owed overtime pay you did not receive, you may be able to collect back pay for up to two years of denied overtime by filing an overtime pay lawsuit. To learn more about your potential right to substantial compensation, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced employment lawyer.

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