Overtime & Exemptions

Understanding Overtime

Find out all about overtime and how it is calculated.

Jobs Not Paid Overtime

Find out what types of workers in what types of jobs do NOT have to be paid overtime.

Nurses' Overtime

This law restricts health-care facilities from requiring registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to work overtime in excess of the established schedules or agreed upon work week in order to promote patient safety and quality health care.

State vs. Federal "White-collar" Overtime

Common Questions About State vs. Federal "White-Collar" (Management) Overtime Pay

Changes to Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing the employment rules that determine which workers in Washington are required by law to be paid at least minimum wage, earn overtime pay, and receive paid sick leave.

Changes to Overtime Rules Q&A

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing the employment rules that determine which workers in Washington are required by law to be paid at least minimum wage, earn overtime pay, and receive paid sick leave.


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