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Overtime: Illinois

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Stacey Smiricky and Jenie Van Hampton, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • Illinois law requires employers to pay nonexempt employees overtime at a rate of one and one-half times the employees' regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. See Computing Overtime.
  • Certain forms of compensation may be excluded from the regular rate of pay when calculating overtime. See The Regular Rate.
  • Illinois law allows government employers to provide employees compensatory time instead of overtime. See Compensatory Time.