Overview of Overtime Law in Utah
Below Is an Outline of Critical Utah 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.
Is There a Daily Overtime Limit?
If your employer wishes to pay you more if you work over a certain amount of hours, then he may choose to do so. However, there is no law in place mandating employers must pay employees more if they work more than a specific set of hours like there is in other states.
Utah’s Vacation and Holiday Pay
Employers are not required by law to pay employees sick pay, vacation, or holiday pay. It is important to note, however, employers who do provide these types of pay must apply them in a way that does not discriminate.
Overtime Exemptions in Utah
There are exemptions to overtime pay in Utah. Here are a few:
- Administrative Employees
- Agricultural Employees (those who work less than 500 man-days or work part of a family farm)
- Amusement Park Employees
- Computer-Related Employees (some)
- Criminal Investigators
- Domestic Employees
- Employees of a Newspaper Circulation (weekly, semiweekly, or daily)
- Executive Employees
- Farmers of Sealife
- Minors (employees under age 16)
- Outside Salespeople
- Professional Employees
- Religious, Organized Camp, and Non-Profit Education Employees (with some exceptions)
- Switchboard Operator (any)
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 received proper compensation, then please get in touch with the Lemberg Law legal team today. Complete our form for a FREE case evaluation, or call 855-301-2100 NOW. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, injuries, or lost wages for federal and state wage law violations.