Which jobs are eligible for overtime pay?

There are federal and state laws that govern pay. These laws contain many exceptions, so not all employees are entitled to overtime pay. Employees who are eligible for overtime are called "nonexempt" employees, and those who are not eligible for overtime are called "exempt" employees. If a role is found to be not exempt from the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that role is eligible for overtime wages, if the incumbent works more than 40 hours per week (California rules differ and are based on hours worked in a day).