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Per Oklahoma state overtime laws, all non-exempt employees who work more than a 40-hour work week must be paid overtime wages in the amount of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage. The minimum wage in Oklahoma is $7.25 per hour, so this makes the minimum wage for overtime hours worked in Oklahoma $10.88 per hour. It has come to the attention of the national overtime lawyers at , Phillips Dayes Law Firm. that many Oklahoma employees are not familiar enough with Oklahoma overtime laws to recognize when they are illegally denied the overtime pay to which they are entitled. We have provided this Oklahoma overtime law overview to help such employees better protect their rights.

Oklahoma State Overtime Exemptions

Oklahoma state overtime laws are closely based on the FLSA, the body of laws established by the federal government to ensure that American workers are paid fairly. According to both Oklahoma state and federal employment laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to overtime pay:

  • Executives
  • Administrators
  • Professionals

Other types of employees who may not be able to earn overtime wages in Oklahoma include:

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

Oklahoma Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you suspect that your right to overtime pay afforded to you by Oklahoma state overtime laws has been violated, you can pursue compensation in an overtime pay lawsuit. Since there is a two-year statute of limitations on overtime lawsuits in Oklahoma, cheated workers are eligible to recover back pay for overtime hours worked for up to two years prior to the date they file an overtime lawsuit claim. With the assistance of an experienced employment lawyer, you may also be able to recover additional compensation on top of back pay. To learn more about how we can defend your right to fair compensation, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm, for a consultation with an employment lawyer.

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