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Overtime

Work by a wage earner in excess of a statutory number or hours. For example, any time that a waged employee works over 40 hours in a week is usually considered overtime. Working overtime may entitle an employee to extra compensation, such as one and a half times his/her ordinary wage, which is often called time-and-a-half.

overtime

extra hours of work undertaken by an employee that are additional to the number of hours specified as constituting the ‘basic’ working week, and for which employees are paid a WAGE RATE higher than the ‘basic’ wage. Firms often resort to overtime working to meet sudden increases in orders, viewing overtime by the existing workforce as a more flexible and cheaper alternative to taking on extra workers. An overtime ban by employees can thus be a highly effective form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

overtime

the hours of work that are additional to those formally agreed with the labour force as constituting the basic working week. Employers resort to overtime working to meet sudden increases in business activity, viewing overtime by the existing labour force as a more flexible alternative to taking on extra workers. Overtime pay rates can be two to three times basic hourly rate. See PAY.
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What employers must understand is that excluding workers from overtime pay when they lawfully should receive it may have short-term benefits for the bottom-line, but in the long run, it's a dangerous and risky endeavor," Shegerian went on to say.
The rule imposes much-heightened scrutiny on whether employers may classify their employees as exempt from FLSA rules, most notably minimum wage and overtime pay requirements," said Bob Kilgore, attorney in the San Antonio office of labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips.
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Under current federal regulations, workers who are deemed executive, administrative or professional employees can be denied overtime pay under a so-called white-collar exemption.
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Rheaume is accused of repeatedly violating the law by failing to pay employees who work more than 40 hours a week overtime pay at 1-1/2 limes the regular rate at which they are paid.
The new regulations made a lot of changes in rules, to make it easier for employers to determine who is and who is not exempt from overtime pay.
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California companies seem to be getting most of the heat as the number of white-collar lawsuits directed at overtime pay has been on the rise in the state since 2001 when a claim was filed against Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Exchange, a unit of Farmers Insurance Group.