Computing Overtime Pay

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In most cases, as an employee, you have the right to be paid overtime for extra hours you have worked. At The Trial Professionals P.A., our Orlando overtime attorney team can help you evaluate your case and pursue the compensation that you are due for the work you have done. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of collective experience and can fight to uphold your rights.

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How to Compute Overtime Pay

The laws governing overtime pay essentially state that an employee is supposed to be paid at least one and a half times his or her regular rate of pay per hour worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek.

Overtime may be calculated several different ways:

  • Hourly Rate: An employee is entitled to 1.5x his or her regular hourly rate per hour, if hours per workweek exceed 40.
    • For Example: If an employee is paid $10/hour and works 45 hours in a workweek, the employee is entitled to 1.5 x $10 for the 5 overtime hours put in. This means that the employee would make $15/hour for every hour worked over 40, or in this case, a total of $75. The total paycheck at the end of the week would be $475.
  • Piece Rate: For employees paid on a piecework basis, their overtime is calculated by dividing total weekly earnings by the total number of hours worked in that workweek. The employee is entitled to an additional one-half times the regular rate for each hour in excess of 40 hours per week, plus the full piecework earnings.
    • For Example: If an employee is paid $400 for a workweek in which he or she worked 45 hours, then the regular rate of pay can be calculated by dividing $400 by 45. This comes out to approximately $8.90 per hour. The employee is then owed an additional $4.45 (half the rate of pay) for each hour worked over 40.
  • Salary: If an employee is paid a salary for a specified number of hours per week. The regular rate can be obtained by dividing the salary by the number of hours for which the salary compensates.

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