Overtime Law Summary for Oklahoma
Below Is an Outline of Critical Oklahoma Overtime Law Components.
|Methods for Overtime Calculation|
|Wage Complaint Filing Process|
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.
Oklahoma “Comp Time”
Private employees are not eligible to receive comp time. Employers who attempt to compensate employees this way are liable for legal action. “Comp time” or paid time off as an alternative to overtime pay can only be granted to the public, government employees.
Can Employers Average Multiple Weeks?
Employers are not allowed to average out the hours you’ve worked over multiple weeks. Overtime laws dictate that if an employee works more than 40 hours in a SINGLE workweek, they can qualify for overtime if eligible. Employers who attempt to avoid paying overtime by averaging multiple weeks are liable under the law and can be sued for back wages.
Exemptions to Overtime in Oklahoma
There are many categories of employees that are not eligible for overtime pay under federal law. These types of employees fall under the exempt category. Here are a few positions that are exempt:
- Administrative employees
- Agricultural workers
- Commerce employees (who travel interstate)
- Commissioned sales employees (outside)
- Domestic workers (private homes)
- Executive employees
- Government employees
- Nonprofit organization volunteers
- Professional employees
Sources for More Information
- Official State Codes
- Oklahoma Employment Laws
- Oklahoma State Law
- 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.