Wisconsin Overtime Pay Law
Employers in Wisconsin must conform with these state rules regarding overtime pay for employees.
In Wisconsin, employees working hours in excess of 40 in a workweek must be paid at one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for those excess hours.
Exemptions From General Overtime Provision
Overtime exceptions include:
- administrative, executive or professional employees
- outside salespersons
- commission employees of retail and service establishments
- drivers, driver's helpers, loaders or mechanics covered by the Motor Carrier Act
- employees of rail and air carriers
- taxicab drivers
- vehicle salespersons, and partspersons or mechanics servicing the vehicles
- seasonal employees of recreational and amusement establishments
- movie theater employees
- funeral home employees
- drivers and drivers' helpers who make local deliveries
- employees of independent contractors
- crop dusters
- poultry inspectors
- hospital employees
- home newspaper delivery or direct retail sale
- commission-only real estate agents or salespersons
Wisconsin's overtime law specifies that employers may not permit employees to work for any time that will be dangerous to their welfare.