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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 requests compensatory time olV in writing in lieu of overtime pay;
Patricia Paiz, another officer who tried to use compensatory time for FMLA leave after the birth of her child, was also informed by Vigil that her records would be changed to reflect the use of sick leave.
As a way of addressing this concern, Harris County, Texas proposed to schedule employees to use or take compensatory time, thus reducing its levels of accrued compensatory time.
The Court, rejecting the deputies argument, reasoned that once a "comp time" agreement was reached between the employer and employee, the FLSA only provided a "minimal guarantee that an employee will be able to make some use of compensatory time when he requests to use it.
First, it was concerned that the county lacked the resources to pay overtime costs to employees who worked hours in excess of the statutory compensatory time accrual.
Those provisions permit such employees to receive compensatory time instead of overtime pay; for each hour of work that would qualify for overtime pay, employees receive 1 1/2 hours of compensatory time.
Owners and executives also should be concerned about plans and schemes that provide for compensatory time or "banking" of time for use as time off in a later pay period.
If passed into law, this act would provide employees with the choice of compensatory time off rather than taking overtime pay.
For example, a rumor arises that the workers want compensatory time for Involuntary overtime.
It also wants to resist providing compensatory time to faculty who supervise in-school religious events.
Republicans in Congress have been trumpeting a series of "family-friendly" amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act, including a proposal to allow workers to take an hour and a half of paid compensatory time off in lieu of receiving standard overtime wage rates, for every hour that they work overtime.
In lieu of money, workers could bank up to 240 hours of compensatory time to be taken later, with the bosses not being allowed to apply any pressure or inducements.