Nebraska’s minimum wage is currently $9.00, according to state wage and hour laws.
The minimum wage rate for tipped employees is $2.13.
Non-exempt employees must be paid an overtime rate of 1 ½ times the regular rate in overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in one workweek.
The federal overtime rule laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act stipulates that the minimum salary overtime requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Most employers are not required to provide paid or unpaid breaks.
Federal law does not require employers to provide meal periods or breaks, but if they choose to do so, breaks lasting less than 20 minutes must be paid.
Meal periods do not need to be paid if employees are free to do as they wish.
Nebraska labor laws only require employers to provide employees in assembling plants, mechanical establishments, and workshops a 30-minute lunch period in each shift of at least 8 hours.