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Per Nebraska state overtime laws, non-exempt employees in Nebraska must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for every hour worked more than 40 hours in a given work week. This means that an employee who earns the Nebraska minimum wage of $7.25 per hour must be paid at least $10.88 for every hour of overtime he or she works. Often, unscrupulous employers take advantage of the general lack of understanding of complex Nebraska overtime laws to illegally deny their workers the overtime pay to which they are entitled. To help prevent this, the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have provided this page to help employees learn about the rights afforded to them under Nebraska state overtime laws.

Nebraska State Overtime Exemptions

The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) is the body of laws which establishes and regulates the federal overtime pay guidelines for the United States. Nebraska state overtime laws are based closely on these federal laws, and the following types of employees who are exempt from overtime pay in Nebraska are taken directly with the FLSA:

  • Executives
  • Professionals
  • Administrators

Additional types of employees who may not be entitled to overtime pay by Nebraska state overtime laws include:

  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales professionals who set their own hours
  • Some workers in the transportation industry
  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Live-in employees

Nebraska Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Nebraska state overtime laws set a two-year statute of limitations on overtime lawsuits, which affords cheated employees the right to collect back pay for overtime wages denied to them a full two years prior to the date upon which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. An experienced employment lawyer may also be able to help employees recover additional compensation for their damages. If you work in Nebraska and aren’t sure if your right to overtime pay guaranteed by Nebraska overtime law has been violated, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a consultation with a highly respected overtime pay lawyer.

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