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I am curious about overtime pay. Say we work five, 10 hr days. We get paid overtime past 8hrs a day. So would we be paid overtime for the full 10 hrs worked Friday being as we would be at 40 total hrs at the end of Thursday? With a total of 18 hrs over time pay and 32 hrs regular? (32 hrs regular mon-thurs + 8 hrs over time( 2hrs per day) = 40 hrs by end of day Thursday. Friday 10 hrs all over time?)

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Sep 1, 2020
Considering Missouri's prevailing wage laws, it is required that contractors and subcontractors on public jobs must pay the majority of their workers no less than the local, prevailing wage rate. Therefore, the "prevailing wage" acts as a sort of minimum wage for the construction workers that are working on public projects within a certain geographical area and it prevents the use of cheap, non-local labor to undercut local workers. Overtime is regulated by §290.505 and subsection (1) reads: “No employer shall employ any of his employees for a workweek longer than forty hours unless such employee receives compensation for his employment in excess of the hours above specified at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate at which he is employed.” Therefore, overtime is required to be paid if the hours worked within that week exceeds 40 hours.
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