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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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Once an employee had accrued 80 hours of comp time, the employer could choose to pay for the overtime with cash rather than with comp time.
"The argument is [that] employers will coerce their workers to accept comp time in lieu of cash overtime payments and that those agreements by the workers won't truly be voluntary."
Two weeks later, in February 2003, Erdman was informed that she could no longer use comp time This was the first time she was told not to work comp time.
The practice also allows up to two weeks' comp time. Staff might also get impromptu bonuses for extraordinary efforts.
Orr's husband, Stephen, also an APD officer, used two weeks' comp time as FMLA leave.
Hardly: 64% of you report that you're not given comp time, unless you count "the kick in the behind" one respondent reported receiving as compensation.
(Covering conventions tends to be a 12-hour-day job, and "He got a free trip to Las Vegas" or "We make it up with comp time" may not be satisfactory answers.
* Davis changed the definition of overtime from weekly hours (more than 40) to daily hours (more than eight), which has effectively destroyed flexible work schedules, comp time, and four-day workweeks.
1119, a bill that would allow employers to give their hourly employees comp time off in lieu of overtime pay.
Both bills would allow businesses to pay workers putting in extra hours not in old-fashioned inflexible money but in comp time the worker could claim at some point in the future.
Exempt employees should not receive comp time since they are not eligible for overtime pay.