When is an employer required to pay overtime? Does it vary by state?
Employment law does indeed vary by state, so you’ll need to contact your state employment division to find out. In general, overtime is required for anything over 40 hours worked in one week, though in some states it can be anything over 48 hours worked in one week. Also, most states have “exempt” classifications for certain salaried employees, meaning they are exempt from being paid overtime. This is another area where the laws vary widely from state to state, so be sure to check what the laws are in your state.