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New Hampshire Overtime Labor Laws
What type of employees are entitled to overtime pay?
To understand New Hampshire’s overtime laws, it is important to understand how employees are categorized in the workplace. There are two types of employees in the workplace- “exempt” and “non-exempt”. What is the difference between these two categories? The most significant difference is the pay for overtime work. Exempt employees by definition means they are not entitled to receive overtime pay.
The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), requires employers to pay at least minimum wage up to 40 hours in a work week and overtime pay for any additional time worked unless the employee falls into the exception category. If the employee is categorized as exempt, their employer is not required to pay them overtime pay. Alaska overtime labor laws are very similar to the federal laws. Under both laws, the following types of employees are exempt from overtime pay in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire’s overtime laws also state that these additional types of workers may also not have the right to overtime wages:
- Transportation workers
- Independent contractors
- People who live and work at the same address
- Some agriculture and farm workers
- Outside sales workers who set their own hours
Consultation- NH Overtime Laws and Claims
Under New Hampshire’s overtime pay laws, there is a two year statute of limitations for overtime lawsuits filed within the state. This means that workers who have been illegally denied overtime pay may be able to collect back pay for up to two years prior to the date they file their claim. The overtime laws are complex, vary by state, and have unique employment situations. Finding the right law firm and a experienced overtime attorney can make a significant difference in not only how your case is handle, but in the ultimate result- the amount of compensation recovered from your claim.
If you believe that you may have been denied overtime pay or would like to get more information from an experienced overtime attorney please contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a legal consultation.