Time Tracking FAQ

How are overtime rules calculated for each state?

Each state has its own rules for calculating overtime hours based on the hours worked.

Please reference the official overtime laws outlined by the Department of Labor here: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/overtime

Federal Overtime Laws (Fair Labor Standards Act)

U.S. federal law requires that all hours worked over 40 in a week be paid out at 1.5 x Regular Rate of Pay.

State Overtime Laws:

Some states have overtime laws that exceed the federal requirement. It's important as an employer to abide by these overtime laws and pay your employees accurately and fairly as required by the state the employee works in.

Where do I set overtime rules for my employees in GoCo?

With GoCo's Time, you can set your overtime rules to use "Automatic Overtime Rules", set custom overtime rules, or choose not to track overtime. If you choose automatic overtime rules, GoCo will use the employee's work location state to determine the correct overtime calculations for that employee.

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You can reference the overtime rules that GoCo will apply to each state here:


For a full guide on setting up your Time policies, click here! 

For more information, contact your Client Success Team or email us at help@goco.io.

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