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Wisconsin state overtime laws designed to ensure fair treatment of workers across the state mandate that all non-exempt employees must be paid overtime wages in the amount of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for every hour worked in excess of a 40-hour work week. In Wisconsin, the state minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour, which means that non-exempt Wisconsin employees must be paid at least $10.88 for every hour of overtime. It is not uncommon for Wisconsin workers to be unaware when they have been illegally denied overtime pay. If you feel you may be owed overtime pay for hours worked in Wisconsin, the national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm can help you investigate the situation and recover the full pay to which you are entitled.

Wisconsin State Overtime Exemptions

Wisconsin state overtime laws are closely based on the federal body of laws known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under both sets of laws, certain types of employees are not entitled to, or exempt from, overtime pay. These types of workers include:

  • Professionals
  • Executives
  • Administrators

Other types of employees who may be exempt from overtime pay in Wisconsin include:

  • Employees who work and reside at the same address
  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Outside sales professionals
  • Independent contractors
  • Transportation workers

Wisconsin Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

In Wisconsin, a two-year statute of limitations on overtime pay lawsuits means that workers illegally denied overtime pay may be able to collect back pay for overtime wages denied them for up to two years before the date they file a claim. It’s important for individuals considering an overtime lawsuit to protect their rights by working with a highly qualified employment lawyer. If you feel you may be entitled to back pay in a Wisconsin overtime lawsuit, contact an experienced attorney from Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a legal consultation.

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