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When Must Overtime Be Paid?

Employers are prohibited from working any nonexempt employee more than 40 hours in a workweek without paying the employee extra compensation for the overtime hours worked. The required overtime premium rate is one-and-one-half times the employee’s “regular rate” of compensation. There is no absolute limitation on the number of hours an employee may work in a workweek (with the exception of child laborers).
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