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Oregon Overtime: What you need to know

Because the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to virtually all enterprises involved in interstate activities, most Oregon employers are covered by both state and federal law and must adhere to the stricter overtime standard. Both the federal and state laws require that 11/2 times an employee's regular rate be paid for hours worked in excess of 40 during a workweek.
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Because the FLSA applies to virtually all enterprises involved in interstate commerce, most Oregon employers are covered by the federal law. Employers that are covered by both state and federal law must comply with the law that sets the higher standard of protection for employees. While Oregon and federal law are similar, there are some major differences between Oregon's overtime exemption regulations and the federal regulations.
Note: Employers are not required to pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 8 hours per day or for work on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Overtime is required when an employee works a total of 40 hours or more during the workweek.
Oregon exempts executive, administrative, supervisory, and professional employees from the overtime rules.
In addition, the following employees are exempt from the overtime provisions of Oregon law (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 653.020, Sec. 653.269):
• Highly skilled computer employees making $27.63 per hour
• Motor carrier employees, such as truck drivers and their helpers, who operate in interstate commerce
• Employees of certain common carriers governed by Part I of the Interstate Commerce Act or Title II of the Railway Labor Act
• Certain employees under collectively bargained guaranteed annual wage plans
• Most agricultural employees
• Caddies at a golf ...

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