Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum wage rate?

As of January 1, 2015, the current minimum wage rate is $8.25 (Guam P.L. 32-178).

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When do I get paid?

Within seven (7) days after the pay period ending. (Title 22, GCA §3201)

When do I get paid when I am terminated / fired?

Immediately. (Title 22, GCA §3201(a))

When do I get paid if I voluntarily quit?

Within seven (7) days after the pay period ending. (Title 22, GCA §3201(b))

How many hours per day or per week can an employee work?

The FLSA does not limit the number of hours per day or per week that employees can be required to work, with the exception of the child labor provisions for minors 14- and 17-years of age.

When is overtime due?

For covered, nonexempt employees, the FLSA requires overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay after 40 hours of work in a workweek. Some exceptions to the 40 hours per week standard apply under special circumstances to police officers and fire fighters employed by public agencies and to employees of hospitals and nursing homes. (Title 22, §3107(a))

When can an employee’s scheduled hours of work be changed?

The FLSA has no provisions regarding the scheduling of employees, with the exception of certain child labor provisions. Therefore, an employer may change an employee’s work hours without giving prior notice or obtaining the employee’s consent.