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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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This is a real gimmick being pushed by business interests so that employers can force people to work overtime," said Charles Idelson, spokesperson for Oakland, Calif.