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Double Time

Payment of twice one's ordinary hourly wage. For example, a company may pay its waged employees double time if they have to work on Christmas or New Year's day. See also: Time and a half.
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Describing the decision to pay double-time on New Year's Day as 'a gesture of goodwill between Ladbrokes and their staff', Fabricius added: 'Staff suggested that it would be a good incentive given that New Year's Eve falls on a Friday night this year and we concurred.
London Midland cancelled all trains except those on the Birmingham to Liverpool line last Sunday because staff refused to volunteer to work in a row over double-time pay.
We compete directly with pubs, cinemas, bowling alleys, bingo clubs etc, none of whom pay their staff double-time for Sundays.
Now, according to the Birmingham train operator, the rail transport workers' union Aslef has agreed to an offer of double-time payments for work on holidays, with a guaranteed minimum payment of pounds 220 for its senior conductors.
Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, would require time-and-a-half pay for employees in a variety of industries and businesses if they work more than eight hours a day and double-time pay after 12 hours a day.
A minor miracle,'' he said and explained that he played straight to the handful of people up front who actually seemed to be paying attention and plowed ahead with his material in double-time.
Kids see him doing that when he's 41, 42 years old and realize they should be doing double-time.