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Covered and exempt employees
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• Commonly asked questions and answers
Determining work time
• Defining “hours worked”
• Rest and meal periods
• How to record work time
• Computation of overtime compensation
• Exemptions from overtime
• Unauthorized overtime
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• State minimum wage amounts
• State payment of wages (including payment of final wages)
• State direct deposit regulations
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