Overtime pay is a higher pay rate for hours worked after 40 in a work week.  Most employers are required to pay 1 ½ times your regular rate of pay (instead of your regular rate) for hours worked after 40 in a work week. 

Example: A worker who receives the minimum wage of $8.00/hour is entitled to overtime pay of $12.00/hr (1 ½ times the regular rate) for any hour he or she works after 40 hours in a work week. 

Not all workers are entitled to overtime pay. To find out whether you have a right to overtime pay, contact New York Attorney General’s Labor Bureau at 212-416-8700 or contact the New York State Department of Labor at 1 (888) 469-7365 or visit: www.labor.ny.gov or contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USWAGE or visit http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/overtimepay.htm.