Q: Hello I have a real estate business. I am looking to hire my first employee to answer calls and do admin work.
If I pay them either $13.25 per hour or $15 per hour. Am I required to pay them overtime of $19 per Hour and $22 per hour. Over 40 hours. My company is based in Nevada. I only have 1 employee and myself.
A: Generally yes. Federal law requires that hourly-paid employees be paid overtime, at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay, for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. If your business does less than $500,000 gross in business per year, however, you may be exempt from federal overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This question is fact-specific, though, so you should contact a Nevada employment attorney to verify this and discuss any applicable state overtime laws.
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