In addition to the federal wage laws, Minnesota also has the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act to protect employees. Under this act, all employers must pay overtime to their employees if they work more than 48 hours in a single, seven-day workweek. Having a better understanding of these laws can ensure you receive proper compensation for your hard work.
Overtime Law Summary for Minnesota
The table below illustrates the components of overtime law in Minnesota.
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Note: New legislation, high court rulings (federal court decisions included), ballot initiatives, and other influences can change state laws. Please refer to a qualified attorney or complete your own research to verify the current wage laws for accuracy.
Minnesota Overtime Laws Qualifications
Minnesota overtime laws base overtime pay status on the seven-day workweek. Sick leave, vacation time, and holiday hours are not counted. Employers must pay overtime to employees who work more than 48 hours in a single, seven-day work week.
Minnesota Overtime Law Exemptions
Minnesota law requires that you be classified as an employee to receive overtime rates. Here are some positions that do not classify as employees under Minnesota Law:
- Agriculture/Farm Workers (including corn detasselers 18 years old)
- Carnival, Circus, Fair or Ski Facility Workers (Seasonal Basis)
- Conservation Officers
- Elected Officials
- Natural Resource Managers
- Nonprofit Organization Volunteers
- Religious Service Members (including those who serve in schools, hospitals, and nonprofits).
- Seafarers (including vessel related jobs: pilots, sailors, engineers, radio operators, firefighters, security guards, pursers, surgeons, cooks, and stewards)
- Seasonal Workers that work for a day camp operating under a permit
- Taxicab Drivers
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