If you’re currently employed in California or Massachusetts, are you wondering why you’re not receiving overtime pay like some of your coworkers? Workers are protected by federal and state employment laws that dictate who is, or is not, eligible for overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a work week, or over 8 hours in a workday. Under federal law, one of the main determining factors for overtime pay is a worker’s job exemption status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.