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A. You can find information regarding Federal rules for overtime work at the following Department of Labor (DOL) web page: www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/weekend.htm
According to the DOL:
"Extra pay for working during weekends is generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee's representative). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require extra pay for weekend work. However, covered, non-exempt employees must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for the time worked over 40 hours in a workweek."
If you require further explanation of the DOL regulations concerning weekend or overtime pay, assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time by calling, 1-866-4-USA-DOL, TTY: 1-877-889-5627. (Reviewed: August 17, 2009)