The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets minimum wage and overtime requirements for virtually all enterprises involved in interstate commerce. The FLSA applies in all states, but it permits states to enact laws that are more generous to employees and to regulate in the rare cases in which federal law does not apply. Michigan's overtime law is similar to the federal FLSA and covers employers not covered by the federal law. Employees must receive 11/2 times their regular pay rate for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek (MI Stat. Sec. 408.414a). As in the federal law, there is no requirement that overtime be paid for hours worked in excess of 8 per day or on weekends or holidays (although union contracts often require overtime pay for such work). Michigan law exempts anyone employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity from state overtime pay requirements. When an employer is choosing to apply either state or federal law, the employer must apply the law that is most beneficial to the employee. The state of Michigan follows the federal salary threshold for overtime exemption and any federal duties requirements that are more beneficial than the state requirements.