Overtime / Doubletime

Employees may need to be paid Overtime (OT) and/or Doubletime (DT) for working 'extra' hours in a given day or workweek. To satisfy this, we've added configuration options for both Overtime and Doubletime with each Wage Program.



Start by specifying how much overtime should pay in the 'Overtime pays...' input. This figure should be a multiple of regular pay. So, '1.5' would pay 1.5 times regular pay. Next, determine when you'd like OT to start -- or 'kick in'. A common practice is to pay OT after 8 hours in a single day and after 40 hours in a single workweek.




Doubletime works similarly to Overtime. Start with the multiplier, then specify when Doubletime should start. Doubletime works on top of Overtime. As an example, if you have OT set to pay 1.5x after 8 hours in a day, you can have Doubletime pay 2x after 10 hours in a day. An employee who works 12 hours one day would earn 8 regular hours, 2 Overtime hours, and 2 Doubletime hours.



OT/DT Options

The following OT/DT options are available to choose from:

  • First, select whether OT/DT should use 'Regular Rate of Pay' or 'Job Rate of Pay' for it's calculation
  • Second, specify whether the weekly trigger should use all hours (including OT/DT), or just regular hours in the current workweek.
  • Last and optionally, you are then able to determine the amount of consecutive days that should need to pass before OT is calculated at all. By default, this is set to zero.


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