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). The overtime pay rate is one and one-half (1.5) times the regular working hour rate of pay.
Exempt from overtime pay:
- Agricultural workers are generally exempt
- Executives, outside sales persons, administrative, and other professionals who are paid on a salary basis
There are more exemptions from overtime, please call the Wage and Hour Division to find out more at 406-444-5600, or check the exemption list at the Department of Labor website here at the Montana minimum wage and overtime exemptions