The Utah 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.
Utah Overtime Pay Laws
Utah does not regulate overtime pay and the laws are a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers must comply with the federal law.
There is no minimum number of employees that must work for an employer before the employer is responsible to comply with the FLSA standards.
The FLSA creates two classifications of workers for purpose of overtime wages. The two classifications are exempt and non-exempt.
Depending on what type of classification an employee is will determine if an employer is required to pay overtime pay to their employees who work overtime.
It is not uncommon for employers to misclassify an employee in order to avoid paying them overtime pay.
Overtime is considered any hours in excess of 40 hours in a work week. If you have worked over 40 hours and have not received overtime pay, it is important that you contact an employment lawyer to ensure that you are classified correctly and determine if you are eligible to receive wages.
Utah Minimum Wage Laws
The minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour.
There are some exceptions to this law. For example, minor employees (under the age of 18) may be paid $4.25 per hour, as a a training wage, for the first 90 days of employment.
Additionally, workers receiving tips of at least $30.00 per month may be paid a case wage of $2.13 per hour, if the total of the case wage and the tips total at least $7.25 per hour.
In general, the labor law does not require an employer to provide benefits, such as paid vacation, holiday pay, sick leave or severance pay, to its employees.
If an employer does establish a policy or practice of providing benefits they are expected to abide by the policy or practice in a non-discriminatory manner.
There are no state or federal laws that require an employer to provide lunch breaks or rest periods for adult workers.
Minors under the age of 18 are entitled to a meal period of at least 30 minutes not later than five hours from the beginning of their shift. A rest break is required for minors of at least 10 minutes for every three hour period or part thereof that is worked.
Utah Minimum Wage & Hour Law Resource
An excellent resource for information is the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
Largest Cities in Utah Providing Jobs
The ten largest cities in the State of Utah 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:
- Salt Lake City
- West Valley City
- West Jordan
- St. George
Commonly Asked Utah Overtime Pay Questions
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- How much is overtime pay?
- Am I entitled to overtime pay?
- Does Utah 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 Utah 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.
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