The FLSA guarantees American employees a minimum pay rate of 150% of their normal hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in a work week, with very few overtime pay exemptions. Contrary to popular belief, just because an employee is paid on a salary instead of hourly basis, that employee is most likely still entitle to overtime pay. Likewise, the fact that an employee is a supervisor also does not automatically exempt that employee from overtime pay. Many states have additional overtime pay laws in place above and beyond the federal laws governing overtime pay, and these laws can be very complex. It’s important that employees who suspect they have been illegally denied overtime pay to work with an experienced employment lawyer to ensure that all of their rights are protected.