Puerto Rico Overtime Pay Laws - PR Labor Law - 2016
Overtime pay is additional pay granted to employees who have worked over a certain amount of hours in a given timeframe. Employers in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their average hourly rate for every hour worked over 40 in a single week, as well as for every hour worked over a total of 8 in a single day. Based on the Puerto Rico minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, the minimum amount any Puerto Rico worker should receive as overtime pay is $10.88 per hour.
Some employees are exempt from overtime, and therefore can be asked to work more then 40 hours a week , or 8 hours a day, 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 Puerto Rico's state overtime laws.
Puerto Rico establishes a special overtime rate of double an employee's normal hourly rate for any hours worked over 8 in a single day, or over 40 in a week. This is higher then the standard overtime rate of time-and-a-half, or one and a half times an employee's normal pay rate.
Domestic workers, government employees, and white-collar executive, professional, or administrative workers are all completely exempt from overtime pay under Puerto Rico law.
Puerto Rico Overtime Calculator
To calculate your weekly overtime pay, enter your normal hourly wage and the weekly number of hours you worked into the PR overtime calculator. Your overtime pay will then be calculated and displayed.
Unpaid Overtime in Puerto Rico
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 Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico Department of Labor with an unpaid overtime claim form. You can contact the Puerto Rico Department of Labor office here:
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