If you work on Sunday (at double time) and on Monday (holiday @ double time) are those 16 hours counted in your first 40 hours worked?

by Kimberley
(Vancouver, WA)

For example: I worked 16 hours @ double time and a total of 62.5 hours in one week. Should I get 16 hr/double time, 40 hr/straight time and 6.5 hr/time and a half? Or should it be 16 hours @ double time, 24 hours at straight time and the rest at time and a half?

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Overtime Rule
by: Best Business Payroll

The first 40 hours you work, no matter how much you are paid, count as 40 "regular" hours worked. So even if you are paid double time for some of those first 40 hours, you should begin to receive overtime pay (typically time and a half) for any hours worked after that.

In your case, you will be happy to know that you can keep your first 16 hours with double time pay, and still receive time and a half for the remaining 22.5.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has established federal minimums; individual states sometimes have additional rules which may add to the DOL minimum.

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