What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Nebraska Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Nebraska has set its minimum wage at $10.50 per hour, which is above the federal minimum wage rate. Employers in Nebraska must ensure they adhere to this state-mandated minimum wage to remain compliant with local labor laws.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Nebraska law does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to adult employees, aligning with federal guidelines. However, for workers under 16 years of age, employers must provide a 30-minute meal break for every 8 hours worked.

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Filing Claims

In Nebraska, employees must file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within a four-year statute of limitations from the date the overtime should have been paid. This timeframe is longer than many other states, providing more opportunity for workers to address wage discrepancies.


Nebraska Overtime Pay Laws

In Nebraska, overtime pay is required at a rate of one and a half times the employee's regular pay rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek, following federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines. It's crucial for employers to adhere to these overtime regulations to ensure compliance and fair compensation.

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Protections for workers

Unique to Nebraska, employers in the agriculture sector are exempt from standard overtime pay requirements, meaning agricultural workers do not receive overtime pay regardless of hours worked beyond a standard workweek. This exemption applies specifically to those primarily engaged in farming and ranching activities within the state of Nebraska.