To calculate overtime pay, you must first find out your regular hourly rate. First, divide your total weekly pay by the number of hours worked. Your total pay should also include any bonuses and commission. The resulting number is your regular hourly rate.
To calculate your overtime pay rate, multiply your regular hourly rate by 1.5. Every hour worked over 40 in a single workweek should be paid at this rate. Therefore, if you make $16 per hour you should be paid $24 for every hour of overtime. So, if you averaged 10 hours of overtime per week over a time period of two years then your claim would be for $24,960.
If you have been denied overtime at your job, you may be eligible to recover unpaid overtime through a lawsuit. You will need to speak with an overtime attorney to discuss whether you have a case.
Employees calculating their overtime pay rate should also ensure that all their hours worked are present in their paycheck. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the following job duties should be considered as hours worked:
* At-home work
* Some on call time
* Breaks lasting between 5 and 20 minutes
* Training sessions
* Time spent in dispute resolution meetings
* Time spent waiting for work
* Time spent receiving medical treatment at the worksite
If these hours are not included in your paycheck, you may be able to collect back pay through an overtime lawsuit.
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