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Overtime: New York

Overtime requirements for other states

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

Author: Melissa Fleischer, HR Learning Center LLC


  • Most employees must be paid overtime for all hours over 40 in a workweek. See Overtime.
  • When calculating how much overtime an employee is owed, certain forms of payment may be excluded from the regular rate of pay. See The Regular Rate.
  • New York City has requirements pertaining to overtime. See Local Requirements.