Must You Pay Time and One-Half?

There are four exceptions to the rule that overtime must be paid on the basis of one and one-half times an employee's regular rate, under federal law. The first three require an agreement between the employer and the employee before overtime work is performed; no agreement is necessary for the fourth.

Chances are, most of your employees will not fall into any of these groups, and you will need to go about determining their regular rates in accordance with the law.