Oklahoma’s current minimum wage is $7.25.
For more information on Oklahoma’s minimum wage laws, visit our Oklahoma Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Under certain circumstances, employers in Oklahoma may be required to pay residents wage rates established by the federal or state prevailing wage rates and rules. The prevailing wage rates may be different from the state’s standard minimum wage rates. Employees may be eligible for prevailing wages if they work on federal or state government or government-funded construction projects or perform certain federal or state government services. See the Oklahoma Prevailing Wages, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), and Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA) for more information about prevailing wages.
Meals and Breaks
Oklahoma labor laws require employers to provide employees under the age of sixteen (16) a 30-minute rest period when scheduled to work more than 5 consecutive hours. Moreover, employers must provide employees under sixteen (16) years of age a one (1) hour cumulative rest period for each eight (8) consecutive hours worked. Okla. Stat. Title 40, Section 75.
Oklahoma does not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees sixteen (16) years of age or older, thus the federal rule applies. OK Dept. of Labor FAQs. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than twenty (20) minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually thirty (30) minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.
Information about Oklahoma vacation leave laws may now be found on our Oklahoma Leave Laws page.
Information about Oklahoma sick leave laws may now be found on our Oklahoma Leave Laws page.
Information about Oklahoma holiday leave laws may now be found on our Oklahoma Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Oklahoma jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Oklahoma Leave Laws page.
Information about Oklahoma voting leave laws may now be found on our Oklahoma Leave Laws page.
Oklahoma labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.
Under certain circumstances, Oklahoma residents may be eligible for unemployment benefits while they search for another job. You are required to certify that you are unemployed on a weekly basis to receive these benefits. See Oklahoma State Unemployment Benefits.