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Overtime: Maine

Overtime requirements for other states

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

Author: Glenn Israel, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson


  • Nonexempt employees must be paid one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours beyond 40 in a workweek. See Overview.
  • Some public employees may be provided compensatory time off instead of overtime pay. See Compensatory Time.
  • With some exceptions, employers generally may not require employees to work more than 80 hours of overtime in any consecutive two-week period. See Limits on Mandatory Overtime.