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Per Missouri state overtime laws, non-exempt employees in Missouri must be paid for all hours that exceed a 40-hour work week at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage. Since the minimum hourly wage in Missouri is $7.35, this means that the minimum wage for overtime hours worked in Missouri is $11.20. It is not uncommon for unscrupulous employers in Missouri to illegally deny their workers the overtime pay they are entitled to, and they often get away with it because many workers don’t understand Missouri overtime laws enough to know when they have been cheated. To help employees learn more about the rights afforded them by Missouri state overtime laws, the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have provided this Missouri overtime law overview.

Missouri State Overtime Exemptions

The Department of Labor oversees the body of laws to ensure fair pay for American employees known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Like many states, Missouri has closely modeled its overtime laws on the federal laws, and both deem that the following types of workers are not entitled to overtime pay:

  • Executive
  • Administrative
  • Professional

These are the main categories of workers exempt from overtime pay, but Missouri overtime laws dictate that these additional types of employees may not be entitled to overtime pay as well:

  • Live-in employees
  • Independent contractors
  • Some transportation employees
  • Outside sales reps
  • Certain workers in the agriculture and farming industries

Missouri Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Missouri overtime laws dictate a two-year statute of limitations for overtime lawsuits in this state, which means that employees stand to collect back pay for overtime pay due to them for up to two years before the date on which they file their overtime lawsuit claim. With the support of an experienced overtime lawyer, Missouri residents may also be able to recover additional compensation if they have been illegally denied overtime pay. If you suspect your right to overtime pay guaranteed by Missouri state overtime laws has been violated, contact an overtime lawyer at Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a case review of your situation.

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