Oklahoma sets its minimum wage to be the same as the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25.
Employers who have less than 10 employees or earn less than $100,000 of business annually are exempt from complying with the minimum wage rate, according to wage and hour laws.
The current minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.63 and is set to be half of the standard minimum wage rate.
Employers must ensure their tipped employees are also paid the standard minimum wage rate when their tips are combined with their wages.
There are no Oklahoma laws regarding overtime, so federal laws apply.
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that non-exempt employees must be paid 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Oklahoma has no laws regarding breaks or meal times, so the federal law applies.
Under federal law, employers are not required to provide meal periods or breaks, but if they do, breaks less than 20 minutes must be paid.
Meal periods, usually 30 minutes or longer, do not need to be paid if the employee is free to do as they wish during the break.
Minors 14 and 15 years of age are required to receive a 1-hour break for every 8 hours worked or a 30-minute break for every 5 hours worked.