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Overtime: Missouri

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Covered employees must be paid overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. See Computing Overtime.
  • Certain employees may be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 52 hours in a workweek, rather than the usual 40. See Alternative Work Periods.
  • State employees may choose to take compensatory time off instead of monetary compensation for overtime, as long as certain conditions are met. See Compensatory Time.