Overtime Pay Rhode Island: $11.63 per hour
Overtime pay is the cash compensation for the hours eligible employees work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek (a workweek = 7x24= 168 hours) and for hours that employees work on Sundays and holidays. The overtime pay rate is one and one-half (1.5) times the regular working hour rate of pay.
Example: overtime for minimum wage workers in non-retail - 60 hours work week and 8 of these hours worked on a holiday. Extract the overtime hours from the total = 20, these hours are to be paid at 1.5 times the regular working hour rate. Extract the 8 hours worked holiday hours from the remaining 40 hours = 32. That leaves 8 hours to be paid at 1.5 times rate and 32 hours at the regular rate.
20 x $11.63 = $232.60
8 x $11.63 = $ 90.88
32 x $ 7.75 = $ 248.00
Total wage $ 571.48
Example: overtime for minimum wage workers in retail - 60 hours work week and 8 of these hours worked on a holiday. Extract the holiday hours from the total hours = 60 - 8 = 52 hours. 8 hours worked on the holiday are paid at 1.5 rate. The excess of 40 in the balance = 12 hours, these hours are paid at a 1.5 rate. The other 40 hours are paid against the regular pay rate.
8 x $11.63 = $ 93.04
12 x $11.63 = $139.56
40 x $ 7.75 = $310.00
Total wage $542.60
Some workers are exempt from overtime law
including police officers, firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by cities and towns, independent contractors, seasonal workers and some farm workers. Find the whole list of exempt workers in the next link: Exempt from Overtime Rhode Island's Overtime Law