The Oklahoma Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws specifically set how much and when a worker must be paid.
The laws are set forth by state statute and non-exempt employers must comply with these laws. There are numerous exceptions to these laws based upon the type of employment, the classification of the job, the type and manner of compensation, and the size of the employer.
There are also federal wage laws pursuant to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that also set forth pay requirements from employers.
Oklahoma Overtime Pay Laws
The State of Oklahoma does not have a law governing the payment of overtime. Compliance with the FLSA is required.
The FLSA requires employers to pay its workers one and one-half time the regular rate for hours worked in excess for 40 hours per week.
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Employers do have the right to schedule the minimum and maximum number of hours that employees may or may not work.
In addition, employers can change employees’ hours without notice and may require employees to work overtime.
Except exempt employees, every employee must be paid all wages due at least twice each calendar month.
State, county, municipal and exempt employees shall be paid a minimum of once each calendar month.
Oklahoma Minimum Wage Laws
The minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour.
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The State of Oklahoma does not have laws that require employers to provide breaks to employees age 16 or older. Mandatory break laws only apply to employees under the age of 16.
Breaks and lunch periods are considered benefits and remain at the discretion of the employer.
The State of Oklahoma does not have any laws that require employers to provide employees with vacation benefits, either paid or unpaid.
However, if an employer chooses to provide such benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.
An employer may in fact lawfully establish a policy or enter into a contract denying employees payment for accrued vacation leave upon separation from employment.
Oklahoma Minimum Wage & Hour Law Resource
An excellent resource for information is the Oklahoma Department of Labor Commissioner.
Largest Cities in Oklahoma Providing Jobs
The ten largest cities in the State of Oklahoma provide jobs and income to both their own residents and those from outside communities. These include jobs in both public sector and private sector. The cities are listed below:
- Oklahoma City
- North Cleveland
- Broken Arrow
- East Canadian
- Midwest City
Commonly Asked Oklahoma Overtime Pay Questions
You probably have questions about the overtime pay laws. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How much is overtime pay?
- Am I entitled to overtime pay?
- Does Oklahoma have mandatory overtime laws?
- What is the minimum wage and hour law?
- When is overtime owed?
- What is the overtime rate?
- How do I get my unpaid overtime pay?
Free Legal Advice For Oklahoma Unpaid Overtime Pay Claims
If you were not paid the required minimum wage pay or overtime pay, you have the legal right to pursue a wage claim against the past or present employer. There are strict time deadlines so you should contact our unpaid overtime lawyers today to determine whether you are owed unpaid wages.
We will represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis so there are no legal fees or expenses unless we recover your unpaid lost wages for you.
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