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North Dakota state overtime laws ensure that workers in this state are paid fairly by mandating that all non-exempt employees who work in excess of a 40-hour work week must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their normal wage for all overtime hours. Since the minimum wage in North Dakota is currently $7.25, this means that employees who work overtime hours must be paid at least $10.88 per hour. Unfortunately, many workers in North Dakota don’t know enough about state overtime laws to recognize when they have been illegally denied overtime pay. By familiarizing yourself with these facts on North Dakota overtime law provided by the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm, you can help make sure that your rights as a worker in North Dakota are protected.

North Dakota State Overtime Exemptions

North Dakota overtime laws closely resemble the federal standards for fair pay established by the FLSA in that they deem the following types of employees exempt from overtime pay:

  • Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Executives

North Dakota state overtime laws also dictate that these additional types of workers may not be entitled to overtime pay:

  • Transportation workers
  • People who live and work at the same address
  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales people who set their own hours
  • Some farm and agriculture laborers

North Dakota Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

When employees in North Dakota believe they have been wrongfully denied overtime pay, they can file overtime pay lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for back pay and possible additional money. Since there is a two-year statute of limitations for North Dakota overtime lawsuits, cheated workers stand to collect back pay for overtime wages earned for two full years prior to the date on which their claims are filed. In order to ensure that they recover the full compensation due to them, it’s a good idea that individuals seeking back pay in North Dakota overtime lawsuits enlist the help of an attorney who understands the details of North Dakota overtime laws, which can be complex. To learn whether you may be entitled to compensation for unpaid overtime wages, contact an overtime pay lawyer from Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule a consultation.

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