Overtime Law Summary for Mississippi
Below Is an Outline of Critical Mississippi Overtime Law Components.
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Note: New legislation, high court rulings (federal court decisions included), ballot initiatives, and other influences can change state laws. Please refer to a qualified attorney or complete your own research to verify the laws in your state to ensure accuracy.
Police Officer and Firefighter Overtime Pay Exemptions
If you are a police officer or firefighter, then you are covered by Mississippi state overtime laws that allow for overtime compensation in these positions. Under this law, the state can pay firefighters and police officers for any work required of them outside of their normal hours. While “normal hours” remain undefined in the statute, it is important to note that these employees are prohibited from working on jobs unrelated to their main job during normal working hours.
Mississippi Overtime and Holiday Pay
Some employees may be eligible for holiday pay if they are paid for time not normally worked on official holidays. Throughout Mississippi, several employers provide this benefit to their employees. This additional pay does not count as overtime pay, however. It’s important to note that this means employees who are compensated for their holiday pay will not earn that pay at the overtime rate, even if it is over the 40 hours worked in a single workweek. Some employees pay more during those holiday hours, so please keep that in mind.
Overtime Exemptions in Mississippi
Overtime laws do not apply to the following exempt categories in Mississippi:
- Administrative Employees
- Agricultural Workers
- Executive Employees
- Migrant Workers
- Professional Employees
Sources for More Information
- Official State Codes
- Mississippi State Laws
- Mississippi Employment Laws
- State Overtime & Minimum Wage
If You Have Been Denied Overtime, Seek Legal Advice Immediately
State and federal laws concerning overtime pay are complex and are subject to change. It always helps to have a professional there to help. If you feel that you or someone you care about has not been properly compensated, then please get in touch with the Lemberg Law legal team today. Complete our form for a FREE case evaluation, or call 475-277-2200 NOW. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, injuries, or lost wages for federal and state wage law violations.