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In Wyoming, state overtime laws designed to protect employees dictate that all non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times their normal hourly rate for all hours that exceed a 40-hour work week. The minimum hourly wage in Wyoming is $5.15, so that makes the minimum wage for overtime hours logged in Wyoming $10.88 per hour. Many Wyoming employees don’t realize when they have been illegally denied overtime pay because unscrupulous employers take advantage of a general lack of knowledge about complex Wyoming state overtime laws. If you work in Wyoming, this Wyoming overtime law overview written by the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm can help you gain the knowledge you need to ensure your rights are protected.

Wyoming State Overtime Exemptions

In Wyoming, state overtime laws closely adhere to the national overtime pay guidelines established by the FLSA, or Fair Labor Standards Act. Under Wyoming state and federal laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to overtime pay:

  • Administrators
  • Professionals
  • Executives

Additionally, Wyoming state overtime laws rule that additional types of employees who may not be entitled to overtime pay include:

  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Live-in employees
  • Transportation workers
  • Outside sales professionals

Wyoming Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

According to the Wyoming overtime lawsuit statute of limitations, cheated workers are entitled to back pay for overtime wages denied to them for up to two years prior to the date on which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. With the support of an experienced Wyoming overtime lawyer, plaintiffs in overtime lawsuits may also be able to recover further compensation in addition to back pay. To learn more about your rights as an employee in Wyoming and whether you have been the victim of a Wyoming overtime law violation, contact an employment lawyer at Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a case consultation.

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