Overtime Law Summary for Nebraska
Below Is an Outline of Critical Nebraska Overtime Law Components.
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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 laws in your state to ensure accuracy.
Weekend and Holiday Pay for Nebraskan Employees
Holidays and weekends are not protected by any kind of state labor laws. This means working over weekends or holidays does not automatically make you eligible to earn overtime pay. Keep in mind that there are other types of agreements employees can enter into with employers that would make them eligible for these types of additional benefits.
Overtime Exemptions in Nebraska
Certain types of employees are exempt from overtime laws in Nebraska:
- Administrative employees
- Agriculture employees in Nebraska (some)
- Apprentices/Learners (registered)
- Domestic employees (private home)
- Employees of nonprofit, charitable, or religious organizations (when residing on employer’s premise)
- Employees who earn less than $23,600 annually
- Employees who handle, dry, pack, package, process, freeze or can agricultural or horticultural products
- Executive employees
- People under 18 who’ve not graduated from high school
- People under 18 years old who aren’t undertaking some kind of schooling
- Professional employees
- Salespersons (earning mostly commission)
- Seasonal employees (some)
- Students (working after school hours/on vacation)
- Trainees on G.I. bill during training
- Volunteers (charitable, educational, religious, or nonprofit services)
Sources for More Information
- Nebraska Employment Laws
- Nebraska State Laws
- Official State Codes
- State Overtime & Minimum Wage Laws
If You Have Been Denied Overtime, Seek Legal Advice Immediately
State and federal laws concerning overtime pay are complex and are subject to change. It always helps to have a professional there to help. If you feel that you or someone you care about has not been properly compensated, then please get in touch with the Lemberg Law legal team today. Complete our form for a FREE case evaluation, or call 475-277-2200 NOW. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, injuries, or lost wages for federal and state wage law violations.