CT overtime laws 2014 Connecticut Overtime Pay Laws - CT Labor Law - 2014

Overtime pay is additional pay granted to employees who have worked over a certain amount of hours in a given timeframe. Employers in Connecticut must adhere to both federal and state overtime regulations defining how much overtime must be paid, and which employees are entitled to overtime pay.

Non-exempt employees in Connecticut are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their average hourly rate for every hour worked over 40 in a single week. Based on the Connecticut minimum wage of $8.70 per hour, the minimum amount any Connecticut worker should receive as overtime pay is $13.05 per hour.

Some employees are exempt from overtime, and therefore can be asked to work more then 40 hours a week without receiving overtime pay. Some overtime-exempt jobs are specified in federal overtime law, such as most white collar jobs, while other exemptions are specific to Connecticut's state overtime laws.

Connecticut allows employers to count certain types of bonus or premium compensation against the required overtime rate for their employees. Special overtime rules exist for several types of occupation. Delivery drivers and sales merchandisers who are paid on a base rate+commission basis must be paid overtime based on 1/40th their weekly compensation as their normal hourly rate. Additional labor law allows hospitals to calculate their employees overtime pay as all hours worked over 80 in a 14-day period, and prevents employers from requiring registered nurses to work mandatory overtime (although they can work overtime if they choose to). There are no limits on the amount of overtime that can be worked by any other type of employee.

In addition to the above, Connecticut lists a variety of occupations completely exempt from overtime law:

  • a driver, excluding drivers employed by exempt employers, subject to Interstate Commerce Commission jurisdiction;
  • by a carrier by air or any other employer subject to the Railway Labor Act;
  • a seaman;
  • an announcer, news editor or chief engineer by radio or television station;
  • police and firefighters;
  • a cab driver for an employer in the business of operating taxicabs, if the driver is paid at least 40 percent of the recorded fares;
  • a salesperson engaged in selling autos;
  • a milk or bakery salesperson paid on a commission basis and working on a route;
  • a beer delivery truck driver not paid on an hourly basis who is employed by a licensed distributor;
  • a mechanic engaged primarily in the servicing of motor vehicles and farm implements employed by a nonmanufacturing employer in the business of selling those vehicles and implements to the same extent that they are exempt from the FLSA.; or
  • agricultural workers.
Finally, any inside salesperson who earns at least double the minimum wage, earns half his salary in commission, and works for under 54 hours a week is exempt from all Connecticut overtime provisions.

Connecticut Overtime Calculator

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To calculate your weekly overtime pay, enter your normal hourly wage and the weekly number of hours you worked into the CT overtime calculator. Your overtime pay will then be calculated and displayed.

Unpaid Overtime in Connecticut

If your employer has not paid you overtime and you believe you are entitled to overtime pay for the work you have done, there are steps you can take to ensure that you are paid what you deserve. First check Connecticut state overtime law as well as federal overtime exemptions to ensure that your occupation is not exempt from overtime, and ask your employer directly why you were not paid.

If you are sure that you are entitled to overtime that has not been paid and are unable to work out an agreement with your employer directly, your next step is to contact the Connecticut Department of Labor with an unpaid overtime claim form. You can contact the Connecticut Department of Labor office here:

Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Tel. (860) 263-6000

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