§ 37-13-10 Overtime compensation.
Labor performed under the provisions of §§ 37-13-1 37-13-16, during the period of forty (40) hours in any one week and during the period of eight (8) hours in any one day, shall be considered a legal week's work or a legal day's work, as the case may be, and any number of hours of employment in any one week greater than the number of forty (40) hours or in any one day greater than the number of eight (8) hours shall be compensated at the prevailing rate of wages for overtime employment; provided, however, when the director of labor and training has determined in the investigation provided for in §§ 37-13-7 and 37-13-8 that there is a prevailing practice in a city, town, or other appropriate political subdivision to pay an overtime rate of wages for work of any craft, mechanic, teamster, laborer, or type of worker needed to execute the work other than hours worked in any one week greater than the number of forty (40) or in hours worked in any one day greater than the number of eight (8), then the prevailing practice shall determine the legal workday and the legal workweek in the city or town for the work and the prevailing rate of overtime wages shall be paid for such work in excess of that legal workday or week, as the case may be.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 290, § 6; P.L. 1946, ch. 1810, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 290, § 15; P.L. 1955, ch. 3580, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 37-13-9; P.L. 1965, ch. 77, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 37-13-10; P.L. 1974, ch. 237, § 1.)