Missouri Overtime laws & HR compliance analysis

Missouri Overtime: What you need to know

Under Missouri law, almost all employers must pay their workers at the rate of 11/2 times their regular hourly wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a week (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 290.505). Because this requirement is identical to that provided under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), compliance with the state provision ensures compliance with federal law.
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The following occupational categories are not covered by the state overtime law (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 290.500):
• People doing volunteer work for educational, religious, or charitable nonprofit organizations
• Any individual who receives a minimum wage under the FLSA
• Foster parents
• Any individual employed for less than 4 months in any year in a residential or day camp for children or youth
• Employees of educational conference centers, operated by an educational, charitable, or not-for-profit organization
• Certain individuals covered by the Interstate Commerce Act
• Students working for an educational organization in return for tuition, housing, or other educational expenses
• People working in or around a private residence who put in less than 6 hours per shift
• Disabled people employed in sheltered workshops, certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
• Casual domestic help, babysitters, golf caddies, and newspaper carriers
• Companions for the elderly or disabled
• People who are paid commissions and whose activities are not substantially controlled by an employer
• Individuals employed in retail and service establishments that gross less than $500,000 per year
• Jail and prison inmates
• Certain agricultural workers
• Employees of local weekly, semiweekly, or daily newspapers with a circulation of less than ...

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