Wage and Hour
| Monday, October 8th, 2012
"Overtime after 8 hours? Double time for holidays? There are many myths of wage and hour and they are widely believed by the rank and file. In today’s Advisor, we’ll dispel a dozen of them."
Myth #1—Employees get extra pay for working nights and weekends.
The Facts: The FLSA does not require extra pay for weekend or night work. This policy is a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee’s representative).
The only FLSA extra pay requirement is that covered, nonexempt workers be paid not less than time and one-half the employee’s regular rate for time worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
Wage and Hour
| Thursday, June 7th, 0007
"Employees who do two different types of tasks may be paid different hourly rates during the workweek. Or, an employee may work in two or more different positions during the same workweek at different rates of pay. But how do you calculate the overtime?"
The general rule is that all hours worked in all positions and at all rates are counted toward the weekly total for the purpose of determining whether the employee is owed overtime.
When an employee receives different hourly rates of pay throughout the week, generally, you determine the regular rate by dividing the total compensation received during the workweek by the total number of hours worked. This will product a “weighted average” or “blended rate.”