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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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The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which regulates overtime, currently imposes no limits on overtime hours, nor does it prohibit dismissal or any other sanction for declining overtime work.
Then, after the second overtime yielded no scoring, both squads scored eight points in the third extra session.
The Lakers came too far on this Christmas road trip, with sixgames in 12 days, to lose to the Charlotte Bobcats with Kwame Brown's hands betraying him in a third overtime and Kobe Bryant fouling out on a night he scored 58 points.
Instead, they got a raggedy, dog-eat-dog type of game that went to double overtime.
Bryant scored five points in a row, the last two on a lob-dunk from O'Neal, and Payton added a 3-point play to give the Lakers a 117-112 edge in the second overtime.
Ducks won Game 1 on Petr Sykora's goal in the fifth overtime after nearly 141 minutes of hockey.
And it earned that right in remarkable fashion, beating Crossroads of Santa Monica 70-67 in double overtime at Loyola Marymount.
Jeff McInnis scored seven points in the second overtime as the Clippers, who blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead, hung on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-120 Saturday night before 20,001 at Staples Center for their first four-game winning streak since 1997.
But imagine what a mess the conference would be in if it were not playing overtime periods, which were adopted by the NCAA in 1996.
Brett Hull scored on a controversial rebound at 14:51 of the third overtime, putting a rebound over weary Dominik Hasek as the Dallas Stars won hockey's biggest prize as much by exhaustion as execution, beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday night.
It doesn't matter if it's overtime or quadruple overtime, it's 1-2,'' CSUN forward Jeff Parris said.
10-ranked Notre Dame 27-20 in overtime before a raucous crowd of 90,296, USC's first victory over the Irish since 1982.