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According to Minnesota state overtime laws, all non-exempt workers employed in Minnesota must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for any hour that takes them over a 40-hour work week. Thus, since Minnesota minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour, workers in this state must be paid at least $10.88 for every hour of overtime they log. To our dismay, the national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have learned that many workers in Minnesota aren’t knowledgeable enough regarding Minnesota overtime laws to know when they have been illegally denied overtime pay. It is our hope that the following information on Minnesota overtime laws will help such employees ensure that their rights are protected.

Minnesota State Overtime Exemptions

Minnesota state overtime laws are very similar to the national overtime laws outlined by the Department of Labor in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in that the following types of workers are exempt from, or not entitled to, overtime pay:

  • Professional
  • Executive
  • Administrative

Additionally, workers who fall into the following categories are may also be exempt from overtime pay under Minnesota state law:

  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales workers (they set their own hours)
  • Live-in workers (like domestic staff)
  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Transportation industry employees

Minnesota Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you live in Minnesota and would like to learn whether your right to overtime pay has not been honored, it’s a good idea to consult with an employer well-versed in Minnesota state overtime laws. A two-year statute of limitations for Minnesota overtime lawsuits means that you may be able to collect back pay for overtime wages due to you for up to two years before the date on which you file your claim. If you would like more information on the rights afforded to you under Minnesota state overtime laws, we invite you to contact an employment lawyer from Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a case review of your situation.

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