Overtime pay laws for truck drivers can be complicated due to the fact that some drivers are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and some may be subject to the Motor Carrier Act.
The Motor Carrier Act pertains to semi-truck drivers who regularly travel across state lines to make deliveries. Drivers who fall under this Act may be exempted from overtime pay or in other words not entitled to overtime wages. The U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet #19 explains the elements of the Motor Carrier Act exemption and can be reviewed by visiting http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs19.htm
However, if you are a covered employee under the FLSA and work more than 40 hours per week, you may be eligible for time and half (1.5 times) your hourly pay or salary.
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