Utah Overtime Laws
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If you currently work in Utah and work more than regular business hours, your employer may owe you overtime pay. Utah has its own state overtime laws and also follows the federal overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Essentially, employees in Utah must work at least 40 hours in a single work week before receiving overtime pay, which is counted as at least 1.5 times the employee's normal hourly wage.
UtahOvertime Law Overview
A summary of Utah overtime law is provided in the following chart.
State and Federal Statutes
Overtime Calculation Methods:
Exempt from FLSA
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No Daily Overtime Limit
Unlike some other states, Utah does not specify a daily limit for hours worked over a certain amount of hours in a single day. However, employers are free to contract with their employees to establish such a daily overtime limit if both parties agree.
Holiday and Vacation Pay in Utah
In general, Utah overtime laws do not require employers to provide holiday, vacation, or sick pay to their employees. However, if an employer establishes a policy that provides these kinds of pay, they must abide by the policy in a non-discriminatory manner.
Utah Overtime Exemptions
Some kinds of workers are exempted from Utah overtime laws, including:
- Minors under 16
- Executive employees
- Administrative employees
- Professional employees
- Outside salespeople
- Amusement park employees
- Organized camp, religious or non-profit education employees (if the business does not operate more than seven months a year)
- Employees employed in catching, taking, harvesting, cultivating, or farming of any kind of fish, shellfish, crustacean, sponges, or other types of sea life
- Agricultural employees if they do not work more than 500 man-days or work part of a family farm
- Any employee involved with weekly, semiweekly, or daily newspaper circulation
- Any switchboard operator
- Domestic employees
- Criminal investigators
- Some computer-related employees
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Although Utah's overtime laws appear relatively straightforward, there may be nuances that only a legal professional would know about. If you have specific questions about Utah overtime laws and how they apply to you, it's a good idea to speak with a skilled employment lawyer near you.
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