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Overtime: Minnesota

Overtime requirements for other states

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

Author: Dorraine Larison, Lathrop GPM


  • Minnesota employers are required to pay overtime for all hours worked in excess of 48 hours per week. See Overtime.
  • Several types of employees are exempt from Minnesota's overtime requirements. See Exceptions.
  • The regular rate of pay in Minnesota includes all remuneration paid in any workweek, divided by the number of hours worked. See The Regular Rate.