Paying Salary Wages to Non Exempt Employees

We have a few employees who we pay a flat salary 2 times per a month.  Their positions are not exempt from over time.  When calculating it out to make sure that we are paying them fairly, do I use the minimum wage or should it be whatever I calculate their hourly rate to be based off their salary?


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  • FLSA requires that overtime pay is based 1.5 their hourly rate. Which in this case is number of workdays per pay period divided by the salary of that pay period. This is not only a legal but also a fair way of calculating it.

    If you would like to know if their base salary is fair, than you can use salary center here on BLR to find the average wage, your state can probably provide averages for the position as well.

     Good Luck!


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