Security guards are those who are privately employed to protect property, people or assets. Security guards may be employed by security firms or a business. Normally, the guard obtains a State license which is portable from firm to firm. The security guard is entitled to overtime if
(a) the security guard is employed in an establishment that is engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, such as a warehouse, factory, bank, insurance company, or
(b) the security guard firm has sales or projects sales in excess of $500,000 per year, or is part of other related businesses where there is a combined sales or projected sales in excess of $500,000 annually, then the security guard may be entitled to overtime.
If you believe that you are not getting overtime wages when you should, use our detailed Overtime Compensation Question form to send us a detailed question about your overtime situation.