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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 employee would have to enter into an agreement to receive comp time voluntarily, and not as a condition of employment.
Pay former employees for their banked comp time hours at termination of employment or retirement.
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.
Orr's husband, Stephen, also an APD officer, used two weeks' comp time as FMLA leave.
The bills give employees the right to choose between overtime pay and comp time, but as recent revelations about managerial practices at Wal-Mart, Taco Bell, Iowa Beef Packers and countless other businesses show, as far as low-wage, nonunionized labor goes, choices about overtime pay are made by employers, not workers.
He was a few months from retirement, and with the comp time and sick days he had accrued, he could easily leave the airways right now, he told us, but there was nowhere he would rather be.
Thus, if employers and employees are allowed to agree that a worker will get comp time instead of overtime pay, then employers will force this on workers.
No one worked a minute more without taking comp time later, and productivity mirrored morale.
The provision of compensatory or comp time rather than overtime pay is very common among associations, and indeed may be preferred by many employees.
There's minimum wage, OSHA's ergonomics rule, expansion of union authority and comp time, to name a few.
Now ESP receive comp time according to a negotiated agreement, and two ESP members of the team have taken on leadership roles.
Further, the FLSA provides that an employee is assured of being able to use his or her comp time within a reasonable time of earning it unless this would "unduly disrupt" the public-sector employer.